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Antigo Mercado de Escravos

Praca Infante Dom Henrique, Lagos 8600-525, Portugal
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Should be so much more

We visited this museum during our two day visit to Lagos. The museum is quite small and is... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Ontario, Canada
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Monument to man's inhumanity to man

interesting architecture of a building that was once the town's slave market. i never can believe... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2017
Montgomery, Alabama
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“slaves” (15 reviews)
Praca Infante Dom Henrique, Lagos 8600-525, Portugal
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this museum during our two day visit to Lagos. The museum is quite small and is comprised of mostly written displays. We were expecting more. The museum has potential but just not there yet.

Thank steelersfan6
Reviewed 2 May 2017

interesting architecture of a building that was once the town's slave market. i never can believe how inhumane people can be, but this is history and it needs to be told so we hopefully will never repeat it.

Thank ALtraveler64
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Very interesting displays and being supplied with a tablet so you can get extra information was an excellent idea. Staff were very competent and understanding of someone who had no idea how to use the equipment, demonstrating and checking we were coping OK. The history...More

1  Thank gloria p
Reviewed 26 March 2017

This is an excellent small museum about the slave trade in Portugal. It is well laid out and explained in an interesting way.

1  Thank lyndac00per
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Although reading the reviews for this museum and realizing it was quite small we still made a special point of returning to Lagos to see it. We had previously been here on a Monday when it was closed reopened for about a year the museum...More

1  Thank Lesterbeach
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Good presentation of the artifacts, interactive, appealing ... an interesting and striking exhibition ... history at its best

Thank Maria962
Reviewed 29 December 2016

On entering we happened to disturb the female member of staff sitting at the desk who obviously preferred to continue with painting in a notebook beside the till than serving us. Was all too much trouble for her! She starred at us when we asked...More

Thank DB7GT
Reviewed 12 December 2016

This place closed on every Sunday. Despite the relatively low entrance fee at €3, I do not recommend the visit. There was only a handful historical items displayed. They provided you with an iPad, that you could click in at different display counters for additional...More

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Thank ErnestChoy
Reviewed 6 December 2016

The Slave Market, dating from 1691, was the last of the buildings to support the Lagos Plaza, integrating in the context of rationalization of the resources and specialization of spaces that gave rise to the Shotguns Warehouse (ex- Quartel da Coroa, property classified as of...More

Thank Jorge A
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Lots of flashy gizmos, with glass columns that light up with pictures and/or explanations of the slave trade, from a Portuguese perspective, but the items were repetitive and lacked any depth of fact. The tragedy and human cost of the slave trade seemed to be...More

Thank Zinadine
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