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Museu da Fabrica da Baleia do Boqueirao

N.0 2 Rua do Boqueirao, Santa Cruz das Flores, Flores 9970-390, Portugal
+351 292 542 932
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Very informative

Learned quite a bit about the history of whaling in this museum. It's very informative. After the... read more

Reviewed 29 June 2018
aistoskinas
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Jerez De La Frontera, Spain
via mobile
Memorial to the Whales and Whaling

If it were not so remote, this museum could serve the same function as the old sardine canning... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2018
kraemer2017
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 12:30, 14:00 - 17:30
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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N.0 2 Rua do Boqueirao, Santa Cruz das Flores, Flores 9970-390, Portugal
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+351 292 542 932
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Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

Learned quite a bit about the history of whaling in this museum. It's very informative. After the visit it's a great idea to walk down to the ocean. Beautiful views of Corvo island.

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Reviewed 19 June 2018

If it were not so remote, this museum could serve the same function as the old sardine canning factory in Monterey, California. It has all the old machinery in original location, beautifully restored, with stories told on posters and signs. Interesting videos explain the industry,...More

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Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

If you can put aside your aversion to anything to do with whaling and cast your mind back to the late 1800s and appreciate this for what it was, as we did, then you will enjoy this Museum. A very well put together history of...More

Thank Gill M
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Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

Really great museum. Very well set out. Very informative. So tragic and sad we hunted such amazing creatures. Very highly recommended

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Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

A surprisingly modern museum for such a small island. It is housed in a former whale factory. Nice overview of the whaling industry. It is very well laid out and the exhibits are informative. Includes a kids area.

1  Thank Joao M
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Reviewed 28 September 2017

While in Flores I would highly recommend a visit to this whaling Museum, it provides a good look into the history of whaling in the Azores and is very well done with very good presentations. I wasn't able to send the amount of time I...More

1  Thank jmedei48752016
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Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

I thought this would be a little museum, but it was huge! So informative, if a little grisly sometimes, but great to understand more about the (thankfully) lost traditions of whaling.

Thank Anna C
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Reviewed 10 September 2017

We learned plenty by visiting this museum and would highly recommend it to others. While we are animal lovers, we did get an appreciation for need to perform this function.

Thank Eric C
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Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Regardless of your views on the Whaling days of old, it is interesting to visit the actual processing factory and see firsthand the machinery involved and view videos of the whaler's telling their tales. The exhibits have English translation and the admission fee is only...More

Thank seafare74
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Reviewed 10 November 2016

This old factory of the Whale of the Boqueirão is located in the town and county of Santa Cruz of the Flowers, in the island of the Flowers, in the Azores. It currently houses the Museum of the Whale Factory of Boqueirão, where we can...More

2  Thank Jorge A
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