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Museu do Combatente

Doca do Bom Sucesso | Forte do Bom Sucesso, Lisbon 1400-038, Portugal
+351 21 301 7225
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Hidden in plain sight

knew about the Memorial however I didn't realise this fortification had a museum. We had climbed... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Lyall D
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Edinburgh UK
A worthwhile visit near the Tower of Belem

War is not a glorious thing, and this display should show how terrible it can be. Excellent... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Dan F
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Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
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This attraction is right beside the Tower Of Belem in Lisbon and it a fort built in the 1700's. Contains the Museum of the Combatentes.
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  • Very good33%
  • Average22%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Doca do Bom Sucesso | Forte do Bom Sucesso, Lisbon 1400-038, Portugal
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

knew about the Memorial however I didn't realise this fortification had a museum. We had climbed the Tower of Belem and I spotted the large guns pointing out onto the river, then spotted more military hardware dotted around the site. You buy a ticket at...More

Thank Lyall D
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

War is not a glorious thing, and this display should show how terrible it can be. Excellent displays of model warplanes, including two that I worked on in the Air Force during Vietnam. Also the life size, realistic dioramas showing what it was like in...More

Thank Dan F
Reviewed 17 May 2017

We went to that museum mostly by chance as we saw it from the top of the Tower of Belem and because of my 10 years old son. It is situated at the riverfront of Tagus River and was used to defend the approach from...More

Thank Nik R
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Our excellent local guide suggested that we should visit the museum and she was right! Located in the old fortress built in the 18th century to defend the port and the city, the exhibition shows Portuguese military involvement during the last century. It is very...More

Thank Borzov
Reviewed 14 January 2017

This place charge 4 Euros. I haven't been to military museums (not even sure whether there will ever be a real one just because of the cost). This is a very small display. You would have almost certainly seen a great deal more if you...More

Thank Ponniah K
Museu-Combatente, Gerente de relações públicas at Museu do Combatente, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2017

We are not a military museum we are a private museum and a place of art culture and teaching pleople and students our history.... so you have seen is part of our history during decades

Reviewed 24 November 2016

An average military museum, although a tragic story behind the setting up of the old soldiers foundation behind it. Amazing collection of aeroplane kits. I learnt a bit about the civil wars in Africa and a lot about Portugal 's involvement in WW1.

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Museu-Combatente, Gerente de relações públicas at Museu do Combatente, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2017

thank you for your avaliation

Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We spent a morning at the museum which was surprisingly empty. There is a lot to see regarding the Portuguese at various wars and a lot of it was in English. There is a lot to see outside so we were lucky to have a...More

Thank Kirstievyv
Reviewed 9 September 2016

Not far from the Belem tower, in a sunny day, with a long q we decide to visit this Musuem. It was very informative about the history of Portuguese Army.. too much engine to explore. WW1 gallery... price to pay is about 4 euros in...More

Thank Omar D
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Overlooking the mouth of the Tagus this fascinating Museum is worth a visit. A overview of Portugal's military history over the centuries,makes one realise what a small country is capable of.From the days of the colonies until the Salazar regime period.

Thank Jake043
Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed the visit to this museum/set of exhibitions. It is the returned servicepeople's organisation that runs it and there are exhibitions on the Great War, the wars of independence in Africa (i.e. from Portugal) and more recent UN / Portuguese peacekeeping missions. It's...More

Thank WillOnTheHill
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Belem
Belém is the "capital of the Portuguese Discoveries"
and a photographer's paradise. You can spend an entire
day exploring this neighborhood: monuments (Jerónimos
Monastery, Belém Tower, Monument to the Discoveries),
museums (Coach Museum, Centro Cultural de Belém) and
breathtaking views of the Tagus river will make your
visit worth your time. Belém also offers a variety of
restaurants and cafes, namely the famous - and
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