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World of Discoveries in Porto: an interactive museum

Porto World of Discoveries

The World of Discoveries in located in Porto and is an interactive museum and park. The World of Discoveries encourages the visitors to travel back in time in a very imaginative way. It’s based on the Odyssey of Portugal, who discovered an unknown world by sailing in the oceans during the 15th and 16th centuries. Back in the days, Portugal created new seafaring routes and was responsible for the distribution of plants, animals and humans over the world. You can simulate the routes of the historic explorers and get to know how they made their way without any technology. See for example how in 1488 Vasco de Gama and his crew conquered the Indian Ocean.

You can make an interactive journey in a boat to, among others, Macao, India and Brazil and experience the history, the smells, designs etc. of history. The park offers a revolutionary multi-sensorial experience.

In another location you can find maps and navigations, and a 4D world globe to find out how the world looked like in various moments in history. The 4D Globe and fog screens are used to make this experience even more fantastic, and this park has twenty theme areas!

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Additional information

Address: Rua de Miragaia, 106, 4050-387 Porto.

They are open from Monday till Friday from 10 a. m. until 6 p. m. In the weekends and national holidays they are open from 10 a. m. until 7 p. m. Credit cards are accepted and disabled people have easy access.

All the commentary during the journey is available in different languages (Portuguese, English, Italian, German, French, Spanish). There is free entrance for children under three years old. Four days before the start of the visit you are allowed to cancel your reservation for free.

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Note: All the pictures here are taken from their Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WoDPorto/.


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Comments (2 comments)

  • Cindy Groen 5 years ago

    Next visit to Porto I shall visit this museum!

  • Ambra Marcucci 5 years ago

    Yes, Cindy for sure! Did you also read about my blogpost about the Porto Escape Games? Also definitely something to do when you are visiting this city!

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