As the birthplace of Prince Henry the Navigator, Porto is the ideal place to house the museum which heralds his achievements. Portugal's voyages of discovery opened up the world and changed it forever. Experience this fascinating period of Portugal's history through 20 informative thematic permanent themed exhibitions. Walk in the footsteps of Portugal's famous and charismatic characters in Portugal's age of discovery such as Infante Dom Henrique of Portugal, Ferdinand Magellan, Vasco da Gama, Pedro Alvares Cabral and Bartolomeu Dias. Hop on-board a galleon and re-live their adventures through interactive multi-sensory exhibits, including a nine metre long tunnel which replicates the Cape of the Good Hope. Live theatre performances from park staff dressed in 15th-century costume is a fun way to bring history to life. Experience how it felt to see un-known lands for the first time such as Ceuta, the Cape of Storms, Black Africa, tropical forests, India, Timor, China and Macau, Japan and Brazil.
A visit to the World of Discoveries Interactive Museum & Theme Park takes around one hour and completely self guided. All the content is available in six languages: Portuguese, Spanish, English, French, German and Italian. The World of Discoveries was designed to cater for all people. As well as complying with legal regulations as regards physical accessibility, the Museum also has content adapted to citizens with special sensorial and cognitive educational needs.
For an added sensory experience why not taste the flavours of the new world in the Mundo de Sabores restaurant which serves up exotic delicacies and delicious food from Portugal, Africa, India, China, Japan and Brazil.
Discover Portugal's history with a skip-the-line ticket to Porto’s World of Discoveries. After bypassing the entrance line, explore this interactive museum that recreates the journeys of the Portuguese navigators who crossed oceans to discover unknown parts of the worlds. By-pass the queue at the entrance hall and purchase your skip-the-line ticket here on-line before your visit.
Sunday - Tuesday: 10h00 - 18h30, Friday - Saturday: 11h00 - 23h00, Monday: CLOSED
Adult: €15.00, Concessionary: €12.00, Child 4-12: €9.00
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