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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 #43 of 223 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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The Hague, The Netherlands
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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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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46 reviews 46 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 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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109 helpful votes 109 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
6 attraction reviews
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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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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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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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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