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Address: Praca Infante Dom Henrique, Lagos 8600-525, Portugal

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Undeniable historical value, today is a museum to tell us the history of slavery

The Slave Market, dating from 1691, was the last of the buildings to support the Lagos Plaza, integrating in the context of rationalization of the resources and specialization of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Jorge A
Faro, Portugal
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Faro, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Slave Market, dating from 1691, was the last of the buildings to support the Lagos Plaza, integrating in the context of rationalization of the resources and specialization of spaces that gave rise to the Shotguns Warehouse (ex- Quartel da Coroa, property classified as of municipal interest) and the neighboring Warehouse Regimental. Its designation results from the use of a... More 

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Lots of flashy gizmos, with glass columns that light up with pictures and/or explanations of the slave trade, from a Portuguese perspective, but the items were repetitive and lacked any depth of fact. The tragedy and human cost of the slave trade seemed to be missing or dealt with in a very superficial manner. The interactive iPads was tech for... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Visited with my family from Brazil and it was staggering to learn of the number of slaves that passed through Lagos to either stay in Portugal of travel again to Brazil- around 10X the number that went to the USA! Overall it is not a big museum but it is well laid out, has embraced modern tech - they give... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

This museum was tiny but I was interested to go because of the history of Lagos at the start of the slave trade so it's hugely culturally significant. Although the museum is small, it is very interactive. You are given a tablet on arrival and if you hold it up to the display cases, you get more information, animations and... More 

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Crowthorne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

We have been coming to Lagos for other 30 years and did not realise its part in the slave trade starting as early as 1436. They gave us a tablet to help navigate the exhibits. A nice idea which did not quite work. We came here for €5 with the museum as a joint ticket.

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Having lived in Senegal and whilst there often visited the infamous Goree Island, I was very much looking forward to seeing Europe's first slave market during my visit yesterday to Lagos. Well to its credit the Slave Market was easy to find but to my dismay being a Monday it was possible to access the Museum (which, hopefully, contains some... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

Visited here with the via verde cultural pass €6 for this, the fort and the museum to be used within a week. We hadn't expected much based on other reviews and whilst it is small when you go upstairs they have ipads to give more detail on the exhibits. We found it an interesting way to spend an hour or... More 

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Langley City, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

We had a short (20 minute) visit to this small but interesting museum to the slave trade that was connected to Lagos, Portugal. Upstairs they give you a tablet that connects with the displays and is full of information. Very well organized and informative. No need for a long visit though.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

Taking photos outside this historic building may be enough for some, considering the museum exhibits are not extensive. However, you still may want to visit: the entrance fee is very low & it doesn't take long to tour.The building doesn't draw much attention to itself & it can be easy to miss so look for the name printed very simply... More 

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

After 12 months of renovation , it has reopened as " full blown museum " not sure what that means very , very little to see or read , but it's where history was made unfortunately . UNESCO paid for a large part of the up date , which is part of ( The Slave Route ) project , opens... More 

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