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Portuguese Discoveries Wax Museum

Marina de Lagos | Marina de Lagos - Edificio Astrolabio Loja 3, Lagos 8600-780, Portugal
+351 282 039 650
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Very informative about Portugses history.

At the North end of the Marina this is a very informative place and has waxwork dummies of the... read more

Reviewed 24 March 2018
Roddy H
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Beverley, United Kingdom
A little corny. But fun. And you'll learn some important basics about Portuguese history

I admit I'm a sucker for wax museums. But sometimes the "facts" are so off. Not in this case. In a... read more

Reviewed 7 January 2018
Ken J
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Asbury Park, New Jersey
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The Wax Museum of the Portuguese Discoveries tells us about a spectacular and exciting journey through time: the History of the Discoveries in 16 different scenarios, in an educational but also entertaining way. This is done through a thematic...more
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Marina de Lagos | Marina de Lagos - Edificio Astrolabio Loja 3, Lagos 8600-780, Portugal
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Reviewed 24 March 2018

At the North end of the Marina this is a very informative place and has waxwork dummies of the famous Portugese kings and explorers. Also maps to show where they got to. Only 3 Euro to get in and well worth the visit.

Thank Roddy H
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Reviewed 7 January 2018

I admit I'm a sucker for wax museums. But sometimes the "facts" are so off. Not in this case. In a 20 minute visit, we learned a lot about Portuguese history. And while I'm not sure if the wax figures actually resemble their real-life historical...More

Thank Ken J
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

Not exactly Madame Tussauds . A very interesting attraction detailing the great age of Portuguese discovery, Good value at €6 per adult . It took us about an hour from start to finish.

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Reviewed 11 October 2017

The exhibition shows the progress of naval history in Portugal. The signs are in Portugese and English and follow round in a logical order. This is wax display with the models dressed in clothing of the period. Ok it the isn't on the same scale...More

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

A fully accessible compact museum with well presented information in both Portuguese and English. Starting your visit ti the area here gives a fantastic understanding of not only LAgos, but its bnavigational history and importance across the globe.

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Reviewed 29 September 2017

Great history lesson and sound effects. Wax works were just mannequins dressed in period costume. Worth a visit if you have an interest in the development of relations between england and India.

Thank Rachael B
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Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Not up to Madam T standards but was cheaper and a brief stint out of the heat. information also in English and only 5 Euro adult a child 3 Euro.

1  Thank Sam R
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Reviewed 13 August 2017

A good small museum which shows the amazing voyages of adventurers from Portugal over 1,000 years. Lots and lots of reading with good wax models depicting the various explorers. Well worth a visit at the Marina to cool down out of the sun for a...More

Thank Allison M
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Reviewed 29 July 2017

We were reluctant at entering but then realised it was worth while. Concise and simple information about the Portuguese discoveries. A short film at the entrance (5-10 minutes duration with simple language) before the exhibition both in Portuguese and in English is needed, especially for...More

Thank Xuxuzita
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Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

We went to the wax works It was ok nothing to go mad over it has about 30 wax works of famous historic travelling Portuguese With lots of information on them It was all over very quickly Some of the scenes were quite good but...More

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