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Antigo Mercado de Escravos

Praca Infante Dom Henrique, Lagos 8600-525, Portugal
+351 282 762 301
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Pretty sobering thought to be in the place where the first African slaves were brought to Europe... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Danny D
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Brighton, England, United Kingdom
Interesting piece of history

This was one of the first markets where African slaves were sold in Europe. Having traveled South... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
CFEIII
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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Pretty sobering thought to be in the place where the first African slaves were brought to Europe. The museum is pretty tiny and it isn’t made clear that there is a second floor around the corner. I feel more could be made of this if...More

Thank Danny D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was one of the first markets where African slaves were sold in Europe. Having traveled South America and the Caribbean, it is an interesting corner of the history of slavery. I found the tablets a bit cumbersome, but I did enjoy the displays.

Thank CFEIII
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

if you are in Lagos you can stop by. it is surprising that such a small town was the actual base of slave trading

Thank vigri
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Reviewed 4 December 2017

Enjoy the old town, yeah it's a bit touristy but enjoyable, and take note of this small building. It is very important in American history. This is where slaves were first sold. FYI, the Portuguese invented plantation slavery, the Spanish took it over and brought...More

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Reviewed 5 November 2017

If you can, tale a look at this place. It's scary but a bit of interesting history. It is situated right by the habour walk

Thank Michael A
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

Well worth a visit and good value at €3 per adult. We were in and out in 30 minutes A reminder of mans inhumanity to man !

Thank _steveloretta15
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

This is a small museum that is not very interesting. There is a small display of cabinets with very little of interest in them, it is meant to explain about the introduction of slaves from Africa but it could have been done better. You first...More

Thank dbeckhamEssex
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Reviewed 5 October 2017

Informative and the last exhibit has a man reading a diary of a day when the slaves were brought to market which was brutal.

Thank Suporto
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Reviewed 30 September 2017

I was expecting a more authentic feel, but it felt just like a museum. Well documented, mostly with stories about the place.

Thank Lili-sur-mer
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Reviewed 28 September 2017

While there is not a whole lot to see on the first floor of the building pictured, there is much more on the upper floor entered by walking around the corner. There are modern display cases with more information available by pointing at the displays...More

Thank laborman1
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