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Museu de Marinha, Lisbon

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Narrating the rich history of Portugal's maritime achievements, Museu de 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. Take a look at our Lisbon family vacation planner to schedule your visit to Museu de Marinha and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • a fleet review of the fame of the Portuguese flag on all seas of the world. Many models of sailing ships and steamers to scale variables, all of high quality of realization. At the end of the Museum, the presentation full-sized cabin of the King and the Queen on one of their boat.
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  • Who wants to go to the Han monastery without Queuing in sweltering heat, should adhere to this Museum in the side wing. The magnificent halls are filled with a very good exhibition on the Portuguese expedition and naval history. Quite comparable with similar museums in other European port cities. The Museum is run over pleasantly cool and not. In addition a cafeteria with delicious food and a top Museum shop. So really: because of sailors and explorers get to Belem. Then you should first go to this Museum and then calmly look at the monuments at sunset...
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  • For anyone who loves ships this is the place! A lot of history. There's a huge space with several boats and miniatures. It's worth it! It costs 6.50 euros.
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  • Nice museum with a TON of scale models of the ships of Portugal (and some of elsewhere). A bit repetitive to a point but it gives you a chance to investigate as you see fit. The models were meticulously done and beautiful, very educational as well. You almost felt like you were on the deck! Very cool to see the King and Queen's life-sized quarters and we really loved the section with all the royal barges and aircraft. I'd definitely say it was worth the visit if you like ships/boats or maritime history! English translations left a little to be desired.
  • A very worthwhile and well-thought-out museum housing artifacts and stories from Portugal's rich maritime history. Plenty of historical maps and incredibly detailed model ships in addition to reconstructed cabins from the royal barges.
  • Great exhibit of the Portuguese naval history, with lots of models to see. Perhaps a bit too many models as after a while it gets a little tedious, but still a good way to learn about the discoveries.
  • This museum is great! Many pieces from Portugal navy history. My favourites; the ship models. Free to visit on the first Sunday of the month.
  • I was very excited to visit cause Portugal=exploration. A bit disappointing. Not much on discoveries and a lot about the last two centuries. Nice building, great replicas