Maritime Museum, Lisbon

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Narrating the rich history of Portugal's maritime achievements, Maritime Museum 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 Maritime Museum to your Lisbon travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Lisbon day trip planning site.
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  • Combine a visit here with a visit to the Jeronimos Monastery for a delightful morning or afternoon. The Maritime museum provides an excellent overview of Portugese maritime history. The Portugal... 
    Combine a visit here with a visit to the Jeronimos Monastery for a delightful morning or afternoon. The Maritime museum provides an excellent overview of Portugese maritime history. The Portugal...  more »
  • V interesting museum - learned loads about Portuguese maritime explorers - maps from 1500s particularly interesting - well worth a couple of hours - nice cafe too 
    V interesting museum - learned loads about Portuguese maritime explorers - maps from 1500s particularly interesting - well worth a couple of hours - nice cafe too  more »
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  • Inexpensive and a lovely way to spend a couple of hours. Beautiful scale models as well as full size boats to view! The King & Queen's cabins were really interesting to see. Not as stunning as the maritime museum in Madrid but worth seeing
  • very oldschool museum. no multimedia installations, only models and rudimentary descriptions. mainly a museum of war without any thought about the cruelty of the Portuguese during the time of discoveries and fights. it is actually worth going only to the big hall at the end of the exhibition, where there are several original ships.

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