In the 15th century, due to its location on the southwestern-most point of the country, Lagos became the center of Portuguese maritime exploration. Ships sailed south to trace the shoreline of Africa in order to find routes to India. As well, ships loaded with spices and goods from the “new worlds” flowed back into Lagos. Over the centuries, the port city has always remained an important maritime gateway from Portugal to the world.

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The Wax Museum of the Portuguese Discoveries (Museu de Cera dos Descobrimentos) celebrates this important legacy. 22 wax figures, in 16 different scenes, depict significant events during this time, including: the Battle of Aljubarrota; the marriage of King John I and Philippa of Lancaster (The Treaty of Windsor); the Conquest of Ceuta; the Discovery of Brazil; and the Arrival of Vasco da Gama in India. It is truly an entertaining and educational experience for the entire family.

Museu de Cera dos Descobrimentos lagos algarve wax museum,

Museu de Cera dos Descobrimentos lagos algarve wax museum,

Museu de Cera dos Descobrimentos lagos algarve wax museum,

For more information, visit the Museu de Cera dos Descobrimentos website.

Museu de Cera dos Descobrimentos
Marina da Lagos
Edifício Astrolábio
Lote 24 Loja 3
Lagos
Western Algarve

Phone: +351 282 039 650
Email: geral@museuceradescobrimentos.com

Hours: Everyday – 10:00 to 18:00

Entrance:
Adults – €5.00
Seniors (65+) – €4.00
Children (4-11) – €3.00

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