The story of Portugal’s pioneering role in world exploration at sea. The interesting Maritime Museum is one of the most important in Europe, evoking Portugal’s domination of the seas. Its colossal 17,000 items are installed in the west wing of Jeronimos Monastery, and include model ships from the Age of Discovery onward.
The oldest exhibit is a wooden figure representing the Archangel Raphael that accompanied Vasco da Gama on his voyage to India.
Praça do Império, 1400-206 Lisbon, Portugal