Fragata D. Fernando II e Gloria
Type: Attractions, Family Friendly, Military, Museums, Outdoor Activities, Sightseeing, Uniquely Here
One of the finest examples of historic ship preservation is the wooden-hulled frigate D. Fernando II e Glória. It's among Lisbon's least-known visitor attractions, probably because of its location at... Read More
One of the finest examples of historic ship preservation is the wooden-hulled frigate D. Fernando II e Glória. It's among Lisbon's least-known visitor attractions, probably because of its location at Cacilhas, on the opposite bank of the River Tagus. Housed in a dry dock, the vessel has been fully restored to appear as it did in 1843, when it was launched. With several decks to explore, this is a great way to keep youngsters occupied with a tour offering a fascinating glimpse into life on a 19th-century warship. Once on board visitors are free to roam the various levels where life-like mannequins placed in situ help bring the ocean-going experience to life. The ship is located near the ferry terminal, and the swift and inexpensive river crossing from Lisbon's Cais do Sodre terminal is in itself part of discovering what is the eighth oldest warship in the world.
Largo Alfredo Dinis
- Things to Do with Kids: "Children under three years old are granted free admission. If visiting as a family (two adults, two children) the family ticket represents great value."
- Best for Things to Do with Kids Because: Restored to its original mid-19th century condition, the Fragata D. Fernando II e Glória is a fascinating maritime museum, and a kid-friendly attraction.
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