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Museo do Mar (Museum of the Sea)

Rua Julio Pereira de Mello, Cascais 2750-407, Portugal
+351 21 482 5400
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Portugal is a seafaring nation and so a visit to a maritime museum is a must. This little gem... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2017
Lorraine V
Bolton, Canada

Several interesting rooms highlighting Portugal's nautical tradition, with examples of sea life... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2017
New York
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Rua Julio Pereira de Mello, Cascais 2750-407, Portugal
+351 21 482 5400
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

Portugal is a seafaring nation and so a visit to a maritime museum is a must. This little gem tells the story of Cascais and also offers a great deal of information about the importance of the oceans. Although the museum seems small, there is...More

Thank Lorraine V
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Several interesting rooms highlighting Portugal's nautical tradition, with examples of sea life, and the instruments that were used by the sailors.

Thank TravellerDon
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Very interesting museum. All about the see and is environment. A lot of information. Also tells about the history of Cascais.

Thank pasv67
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Don't believe web-sites that say you only need 30 minutes. We spent 2 hours and have not covered everything. Great exhibits about the ocean, very inventive way to represent ocean life, including playing an audio of sounds from different animals. I left with a feeling...More

Thank svetlana o
Reviewed 15 June 2017

As a sailing lover, I love to go after cultural things about the sport and what involves navigation along the centuries and at this museum you have a little of the Portuguese Navigation story.

Thank Maria L
Reviewed 24 May 2017

The museum was interesting, although some areas were more interesting than others. If you were Portuguese, it would probably all be interesting but for me the parts about early exploration were the most fascinating, along with the temporary exhibit on Vikings. Another interesting feature was...More

Thank Chileice
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Interesting free to over 65s - esp on a wet day - well laid out with friendly staff - good use of displays showing sea, fishing birds and maritime activities - good use of audio noises as you walk through displays - needs to be...More

Thank Js L
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

We went to the museum on a very hot day to escape from the heat and were surprised to find such an interesting and well displayed collection which explored both the Royal influence on Cascais and the lives of the ordinary fishermen and women. There...More

Thank senseandsensibility
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

I've visited museum of the sea plenty of times when I was little and it still blows my mind. I think that it's a place to visit if you have small children or if you're a sea and ocean lover

Thank Sara S
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Good English and Portugese descriptions of the sea life around Portugal. Interesting and well explained.

Thank RobGfromWorcs
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