Museu da Marinha, Lisbon

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Narrating the rich history of Portugal's maritime achievements, Museu da Marinha boasts a collection of more than 17,000 nautical items. Housed inside the west wing of a Neo-Manueline monastery, the museum's exhibits evoke the country's domination of the seas during the so-called Age of Discoveries. Highlights include seaplanes, firefighting machines, reconstructions of royal barges, and 17th century globes depicting the world before the European discovery of Australia. Pay special attention to the museum's oldest exhibit: a wooden figure of Archangel Raphael that accompanied explorer Vasco da Gama on his famed voyage to India. Check the website for tickets, special events, and guided tours. Add Museu da Marinha to your Lisbon travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Lisbon day trip planning site .
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  • Considering Portugal's impressive maritine culture it is a very interesting place in the terms of discovery and trade. But towards the end of the museum it does get very repetitive in my opinion. If y...  more »
  • A beautiful Museum with curious reconstructions of ships and more. From this place you includes the gold period of the Portuguese Navy.
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  • We visited this to learn more about Portugal's history since its strongly influenced by sea travel. There is about a third of the exhibits focused on history but much is displaying different types of ...  more »
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  • A fascinating insight into Portugal's perception of itself -- well-earned -- as a seafaring nation that was profoundly instrumental in creating the modern world. If you're in Lisbon for more than a couple of days, this is not to be missed.
  • One of my favorite museums in Portugal as it is about Portugal's history of navigating and trading throughout the world. They also have a collection of ancient ships. Don't miss visiting it and try and get a docent lecture.
  • Visited the Maritime Museum and it had an excellent permanent exposition on the Portuguese era of exploration. The Museum in partnership with the National Museum of Denmark was also hosting a temporary exposition on the Vikings which was amazing.
  • Not an impressive museum. There isn't much written information once you get past the 18th century and the perspective on especially the first hundred years of Portuguese exploration is unvaried (unnaturally positive towards all Portuguese aspects). The museum contains a lot of models of former Portuguese ships, which is great and all, but some more general information would be cool. Not very recommendable unless your really into maritime.
  • A really nice museum that will introduce you to a number of aspects of Portugal maritime history. It is well structured, with less focus on text as you progress throughout the museum. The historical part is complemented with more modern aspects as well as with a large hangar with a number of boats and a few seaplanes.

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