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