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© Museu de Marinha

Maritime Museum

  • Original Authors:
  • Frederico George
  • (1958)

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Housed in the eastern wing of the Hieronymite Monastery and extending into a modern pavilion to the west of that, the Maritime Museum is a jewel of Portugal’s historic and scientific heritage. It contains many pieces of inestimable value, alongside models, maps and sculptures that introduce the visitor to the art and science of Portuguese navigational history. After having occupied diverse spaces in the city, the Maritime Museum was the first purpose-built construction for the exhibition of museum collections in Portugal. Built in the late 1950s to a design by Frederico George, it features a large pavilion that houses large-scale reconstructions of historic ships. A walk through this museum gives the visitor detailed insight into the evolution of shipbuilding history – from early boats, caravels and carracks to galleons and more recent ships and to modern-day vessels.

Praça do Império
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Bus: 714, 727, 729, 751

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