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Museu Nacional Militar

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Graca & Sao Vicente
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Address: Largo do Museu da Artilharia, Lisbon 1100-366, Portugal
Phone Number:
+351 21 884 2556
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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We visited this museum by accident, because we were in the area. The price of admission (3 €) made us think of a small museum, but what a surprise! The exhibition is quite... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 October 2016
London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

The building is gorgeous outside as well as inside and the collection is decent. However it was so poorly lit that in some halls I couldn't see or read anything. Also a lot of the artwork lacked plaques and most of the plaques were only in portuguese. I don't have a problem with that since my native languages are spanish+catalan... More 

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Oxford, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Right opposite the Santa Apolonia cruise port and near the station. I didn't have to pay for entry. Spent a whole afternoon here (you have to walk all the way round to get out). The building itself is ornate so if you have no interest in the artefacts, look at the wonderfully painted walls, ceilings and carvings. Liked the fact... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Truly a hidden gem! I only found this museum whilst wandering around the Alfama area, it wasn't mentioned in my Lisbon guidebook at all. It's a military establishment guarded by soldiers. The building itself is interesting with some extremely ornate rooms. Exhibits cover many periods and I learnt a lot even in my brief visit. Particularly impressive to me was... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

OK, not expensive but not enough about Wellingtan and his Portugal campaign. We were chased around by a security guard as we thought they were letting is in for free but the fee was 3 euros each, so not worth having a battle!!

Thank Alan T
Central Portugal, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Well , i went to the Lisbon National Army Museum on Saturday Morning . Departure Point was the Main Train Station called CAIS DO SODRE and i grabed a cab and payed 5Euros ( Weekend/Dayrate ) . Took me with the cab about 5 Min to reach the Museum . If you arrive the Museum, depending which side you are... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

We visited this museum by accident, because we were in the area. The price of admission (3 €) made us think of a small museum, but what a surprise! The exhibition is quite diverse, but what struck me the most was the building in which the museum is located. It is really very nice and the finishes of some rooms... More 

1 Thank Travelcooking
Washington, DC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

This museum is a bit of a hidden gem. It's very reasonably priced and houses a collection of swords, guns, uniforms, and cannons. The cannons are the real draw - they're old, ornate, pretty gigantic, and numerous. The interior of the building is also impressive, with fantastic painted ceilings and ornate woodwork in almost all of the rooms. I wish... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

This museum was a very pleasant surprise. It's cheap to get into and has a fantastic collection, especially of cannon of various types and sizes. An hour would do but two hours is better.

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Cully, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

I live not very far from Lisbon , I pass by so many times in front of this museum , and never had the iniciative to go inside for a visit . Well today I decided to go ,,, and what a surprise , what a museum, very informative about history , very interesting, a lot to see. I believe... More 

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Nova Scotia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

If you are interested in military or naval matters, then go. Otherwise, not so interesting. Some nice examples of military uniforms and some beautiful vintage airplanes.

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