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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 217 attractions in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
Traveler Description: Hours:   Tuesday to Sunday: 10:00-18.00 Friday: 10.00-22.00 (Free entry from 18.00 to 22.00) Closed: Monday, 1 January and 25 December. Last... more »
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Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
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42 reviews 42 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
22 helpful votes 22 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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228 reviews 228 reviews
46 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 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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202 attraction reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
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
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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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10 attraction reviews
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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Lisbon, Portugal
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

This museum is placed by the Tagus river. Is has a beautiful colection based in the various palces of the far East where portuguese people have been. In the top floor there is a very nice restaurant with a great view over the river.

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Norrköping
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

An interesting museum with a good mix of objects from different parts of Asia. The permanent exhibition on the Portuguese presence in Asia was particularly informative. The temporary display of posters of political propaganda was also enlightening. We really appreciated the museum's moderate size. Many museums boast about their extensive collections, but often this can make you tired. At museums... More

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Lisbon
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

Being portuguese, these museum contains some of the most emblematic and important pieces of history that can be used to define (in my view) the portuguese mind and culture. In a visit to Museu do Oriente one can grasp the surface of centuries of cultural, political and economic exchange that changed the world like no other (small) country did.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Very interesting visit about East joining West through the Portuguese discovery trips along the centuries. Beautiful pieces of eastern art. Very good explanation about the origin of the several pieces. Very interesting side exhibition about the art in political propaganda in China to the glory of Mao and communism.

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