Museu de Marinha (Navy Museum), Lisbon

Museu de Marinha (Navy Museum), Lisbon

Given Portugal's renowned status as the world's foremost seafaring nation, it's only natural that the Navy Museum would spotlight the history of its New World explorers who not only discovered crucial trade routes but also played pivotal roles in early forms of globalization through worldwide trade. The museum's initial section does just that and more, offering a fresh perspective on Portugal's maritime empire with astonishing paintings, detailed accounts of the navy's history, in addition to eye-catching miniature models of the evolving boats and ships – but make sure to conserve energy for the rest of your visit!

Make sure not to overlook the last pavilion, where you'll find exquisite full-sized barges and sailboats that were once the preferred means of transportation for royalty on both leisure and business excursions. Additionally, you can admire a selection of truly historic aircraft, including the seaplane that achieved the remarkable feat of crossing the Atlantic in 1922. As you conclude your tour, you'll be directed to a quality souvenir shop, conveniently linked to a café that offers light meals. It's important to ensure you've explored everything before entering the café or shop since re-entry is not possible.

Usually not too busy and with affordable regular prices, the museum offers free entry on the first Sunday of the month.

Why You Should Visit:
Wonderfully laid out and spacious, with interesting and informative displays as well as useful English descriptions for the majority of its displays. Highly recommended for those fond of ships, geography, discoveries, exploration, and the pursuit of knowledge.

Tip:
The surroundings comprise a range of historically and culturally significant establishments, including the Vasco da Gama Aquarium, the Frigate Fernando II & Gloria, and the Calouste Gulbenkian Planetarium, each of which can be explored independently.

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Sight Location: Lisbon, Portugal (See walking tours in Lisbon)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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