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Museu do Oriente

Avenida de Brasilia | Doca de Alcântara (Norte), Lisbon 1350-362, Portugal
+351(0)213 585244
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Ranked #40 of 183 Attractions in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Naples, Florida
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408 reviews 408 reviews
216 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We were disappointed here. There was so much materiel to work with and so little done with it. The exhibit on shadow puppets needed videos of them in action. There could have been more about the Portuguese presence in China. Some of the exhibits were poorly displayed/lit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

The Museo do Oriente or Museum of the Orient located in Lisbon, Portugal, is dedicated to showcasing the Portuguese explorations in the Far East during the spice trade era or the Age of Discovery. We visited this museum because of a family interest in this facet of history. The museum is located near the Alcantara waterfront where you can also... More

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

In the Museum of the Orient you can withness the story of Portuguese exploration with a collection of Asian artifacts. It is located in a refurbished industrial building on the Alcântara waterfront. The collection includes Indonesian textiles, Japanese screens, antique snuff bottles, crucifixes made in Asia for Western export, and the Kwok On Collection of masks, costumes, and accessories.

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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Probably the best Museum of art and culture we have seen about Asia. Spend a day there. Its easy. Nice restaurant inside and very good food. Parking is easy. Buses and trams nearby

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Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
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47 reviews 47 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

This museum is very unique. Beautiful pieces of arts form Asia, Japan and China. Very well displayed and decribed. The museum is in the middle of nowhere but this shall be a must to visit in Lisbon.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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56 reviews 56 reviews
19 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Nice to know more about oriental culture, and the way the portuguese interacted with it along the centuries.

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El Paso, Texas
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274 reviews 274 reviews
54 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

A Portuguese friend recommended that we visit this, and we were glad we did. It has a marvelous collection detailing the Portuguese presence in Asia, with beautiful pieces from India, Japan, Macau, among others. Many are very clolorful. A large collection of material relates to the use of puppets and masks in the telling of stories. The "Shadow Theatre" displays... More

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new york
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

My regret is you will have it to yourselves. Like the Asia society, NYC has a pan Asian e pensive ship. A nice cafe. Beautiful work on view

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Lisbon, Portugal
12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Portugal was the first western country into the Orient, over five hundred years ago when a ships captain helped out by ridding the Indian ocean of pirates.the must is full of art, furniture, armour and life. A definite must! Located right on the Tagus Rver.

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Zagreb, Croatia
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

... but i have expected a little bit more. It's not that it was not good, it's only that it was a bit all put together. And was not told through a portugals eyes which i have expected.

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