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. Add Museu de Marinha to your Lisbon travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Lisbon day trip planning site .
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Museu de Marinha Reviews
The best thing about this messy music the cafeteria across from the entrance. It was easy to find seating inside or out. The coffee and am snacks hit the spot. The Nessus was way over priced at 6.50 e... more »
Musée curieusement assez peu fréquenté. il y a énormément de choses à voir pour les gens intéressés par la marine à travers les siècles. Beaucoup de maquettes de diverses époques, toutes superbes, des... more »Museum curiously not very crowded. there is a lot to see for people interested in the navy through the centuries. Many models of various eras, all superb, sailors' costumes, videos, the reconstruction of the officers' square, but also magnificent boats stored in a large room very bright. I loved it.
Very interesting place to learn about the Portuguese naval history. Full of pub-quiz material for the curious and interesting history for the devoted. If you plan on digging in deeper, you should spend at least 3-4 hours inside. The ticket cost is reasonable, you also get a discount if you got the 3day pass
Exceeded expectations. It's an enjoyable stop with small crowds, compared to other tourist sites. Adults and kids alike enjoyed this. We spent about 45 minutes. The first section, with the new-world explorers is worth spending the most time. We then quickly browsed the next section with more modern ships, since ware not maritime people. The final section with the actual barges was cool, and the kids loved that.
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