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Antigo Mercado de Escravos

Praca Infante Dom Henrique, Lagos 8600-525, Portugal
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Very small museum with a few pictures and maps painted on the wall. The only original thing I saw... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Henk H
Hooglede, Belgium
Fantastic and regretable, that should not be forgotten.

A wonderful location with impressive and imaginative architecture even moving if it not for the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Praca Infante Dom Henrique, Lagos 8600-525, Portugal
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Very small museum with a few pictures and maps painted on the wall. The only original thing I saw were some coins. A few replica's of ancient things and that's it. I was in and out in 20 minutes and not really much wiser. Not...More

Thank Henk H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A wonderful location with impressive and imaginative architecture even moving if it not for the dark past which made for such a beautiful locale. As with many nautical location from that period across europe which have enriched themselves with awe inspiring architecture they are built...More

Thank TheRestlessTraveller
Reviewed 13 August 2017

There is a small museum but it is dissapointiing. I expected more...i visited the slave Forts in Ghana, Afrika and There you see more so i also expected more. It is just a brunch of photos of Maps etc on the wall. I would not...More

Thank natascha h
Reviewed 22 June 2017 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.

1  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
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