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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


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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