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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 interesting history of whaling in the Azores

If you can put aside your aversion to anything to do with whaling and cast your mind back to the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Gill M
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Geneva, Switzerland
via mobile
This was an amazing museum.

Really great museum. Very well set out. Very informative. So tragic and sad we hunted such... read more

Reviewed 6 December 2017
hhfgkhaf
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Banos, Ecuador
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 12:30, 14:00 - 17:30
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N.0 2 Rua do Boqueirao, Santa Cruz das Flores, Flores 9970-390, Portugal
+351 292 542 932
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Reviewed 6 days ago 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

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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

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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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Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

We visited this excellent museum which details whaling from Flores to 1984. A very important story of our history in our global community. Well worth the visit.

Thank PhillyNB
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Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

This is an amazing place for you to get to know the history of whale hunting in Portugal. The Museum is very well though of and features tons of information in a well laid out way. The information you get if very rich with interviews...More

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