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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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The building itself is interesting inside Not expensive,but quite large I don't think it gets very busy Most exhibits have English translation Very good if you have any... read more

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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The building itself is interesting inside Not expensive,but quite large I don't think it gets very busy Most exhibits have English translation Very good if you have any interest

Thank tiddlepom
Coventry, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We dropped in to this museum on a whim and weren't disappointed. At 3 Euros it really is very reasonable. The route is quiet easy to follow although the exhibits are set out a bit haphazard and there does not seem to be the usual time line flowing through the museum. There are enough cannons here to be able to... More 

Thank markcW2529MM
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70 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came through the 'back/side' entrance. We paud but she didn't gave us the tickets. Then later on someone else asked us for tickets so we had to go back to the 1st entrance. Collection is big but nothing real special I thougt. Lot's of guns and swords.

Thank Stefan1985
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

You need at least one full afternoon to walk through the entire collection, from medieval knights to World War I diorama. Most of the information labels are in Portuguese, with only a scattering of labels in English. The place is dark and as no flash is allowed it is difficult to take clear, sharp photos. There was an attendant who... More 

Thank FChin
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank Katherine L
Oxford, England
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402 reviews
244 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 326 helpful votes
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 

Thank Amanda W
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82 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank JamesLondonLondon
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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49 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank carlos3005emlisboa
London, United Kingdom
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722 reviews
556 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 903 helpful votes
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 

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