Lisbon Travel Guide

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Museu Militar

  • Largo do Museu da Artilharia Map It
  • Alfama

Published 03/15/2017

Fodor's Review

The spirit of heroism is palpable in the huge Corinthian-style barracks and arsenal complex of the Military Museum, which houses one of the largest artillery collections in the world. Visitors can ogle a 20-ton bronze cannon and admire Vasco de Gama's sword in a room dedicated to the explorer and his voyages of discovery. As you clatter through endless, echoing rooms of weapons, uniforms, and armor, you may be lucky enough to be followed—at a respectful distance—by a guide who, without speaking a word of English, can convey exactly how that bayonet was jabbed or that gruesome flail swung. In this beautifully ornate building there is also a collection of 18th- to 20th-century art. The museum is on the eastern edge of the Alfama, at the foot of the hill and opposite the Santa Apolónia station.

Sight Information

Address:

Largo do Museu da Artilharia, Lisbon, Lisbon, 1149-065, Portugal

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Sight Details:

  • €3
  • Closed Mon.

Published 03/15/2017

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