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Museu Militar de Elvas

Avenida de Sao Domingos | Apartado 253, Elvas 7350-047, Portugal
+351 268 636 240
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A cup half-full

We went here because another visitor the day before was raving about the place. Lucky them had a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
parthianshot
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Bath, United Kingdom
Fascinating museum - unique collection

Firstly this museum was open when others weren’t. We were really surprised at how much time we... read more

Reviewed 18 February 2018
TheBeckhams421
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London, United Kingdom
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Avenida de Sao Domingos | Apartado 253, Elvas 7350-047, Portugal
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+351 268 636 240
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here because another visitor the day before was raving about the place. Lucky them had a free entry as it was a public holiday. We visited the next morning so had to pay a few euros to get in. Overall it wasn't bad...More

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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

Firstly this museum was open when others weren’t. We were really surprised at how much time we spent there and what a unique and interesting collection we found. We loved all the horse tack. I took loads of photos of all the various equipages used...More

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Reviewed 28 January 2018

this large museum has a lot of potential with a ton of exhibits on all things military and the tanks on show and many other military vehicles from the past were an eye opener and worth the admission costs alone.

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Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

We just did the ‘Outside’ section which was only E1 each and we were able to wander about a large section of the old fortifications which we found interesting. There’s we’re some good views of the city and the Northern and Southern forts.

Thank 192michelle
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Reviewed 10 June 2016

This is worth a look, but not probably a detour! The museum is housed in the old barracks but there is too many exhibits of horse reins, saddles etc.... The last few rooms are more interesting, but it's not very inspiring and young children would...More

Thank Ncas
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Reviewed 15 January 2016

This is a really large museum, well-stocked with all sorts of weaponry and historical objects. The collection of old cannon is impressive as are the tanks they are and have restored.

Thank Paul B
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Reviewed 10 November 2015

This museum is rather small but still I got a feeling of great potential. It doesn’t tell the history of the city or its military but rather shows parts of military historical items in more or less three different subjects – Horses, Doctors and a...More

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Reviewed 3 September 2015

I have seen my fair share of military museums and this one is not much compared to the fortifications in which it is included. Worth it for the curiosity value but little else.

Thank LuisSilveiro
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Reviewed 16 July 2015

like other reviewers we opted for the 3 euro experience and had the personal guided tour by a young soldier. A good mixture of the evolution in forms of military transport, weapons and communications with a bizarre, tortuous mobile field hospital operating theatre. Well worth...More

Thank Helen189117
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Reviewed 26 April 2015

We were met at the entrance by a smart young Portuguese soldier who explained that the entry fee was 1 Euro fir the outside areas and 3 for everything. WE opted for the whole experience and we were given a personal guided tour by another...More

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