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“Probably great museum - if you are Portuguese!”

Museu dos Descobrimentos
Ranked #1 of 16 things to do in Belmonte
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed July 26, 2015

The museum is basically dedicated to the voyages of Cabral who discovered Brazi and was born in Belmonte. It is in a modern attractive building with what seems like well done displays some of which were interactive. However, there is very little English in the museum which is unfortunate if they are trying to attract an international audience. They should go visit the wine and bread museum in Favios which is another small town museum we visited with excellent translations into English. There were a few video displays that had an English option but some were not working. So unless you understand Portuguese, save the price of admission.

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Reviewed July 17, 2015

Simple and short: After spending few hours in Belmonte as part of our family's 6 weeks vacation in Portugal, I can clearly state that it should not be part of most visitors' itinerary.
This museum is dedicated to the extremely interesting theme of the discovery of Brazil by Cabral. Only the video presentation are in English (those that work...) and all the rest (most of the museum) is only in Portuguese (that I speak).
A total mix of different displays in an unairconditioned, terribly hot building forces you to do your utmost to get out of there as quickly as possible. The video displays are LONG and detailed, way beyond the interest level of most people, who will not sit and listen to the whole thing (take my word for it). Terrible waste of potential and for most tourists, waste of time.

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Reviewed July 2, 2015

Belmonte is the hometown to some of the most important contributors to the Discovery effort. The museum is an outstanding tool to understand how the adventure began.

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Reviewed June 11, 2015

Good museum for history buff. Part of several museums seem in Portugal regarding the history of Discoveries from Portugal to South America, America, Africa.

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Reviewed May 25, 2015

The museum is mostly dedicated to Pedro Alvares Cabral as he is from Belmonte. Cabral discovered Brazil but there isnt much about him in Lison....all you want to know about him, the discovery itself and many other curious facts are in this very well presented museum. Not to be missed.

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