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Mercado de Escravos (The Slave Market)


Mercado de Escravos (The Slave Market)


In the mid-15th century, the first African slaves arrived in Lagos and began to be sold. One of the city’s oldest buildings currently houses the Slave Market Museum, which gives visitors a perspective of this regrettable chapter in Portuguese history.


  • Lagos

  • Lagos

  • 282 762 301/282 770 020


  • Cultural Heritage

  • Museums

  • Paid

  • Open to the public

  • Monday to Saturday, from 10 am to 6 pm (reception closes at 5.30 pm) | • Closed: Sundays, 1st January, Easter Sunday, 25 April, 1st May, 24th and 25th December

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