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Museu do Oriente

Address: Avenida de Brasilia | Doca de Alcântara (Norte), Lisbon 1350-362, Portugal
Phone Number: +351(0)213 585244
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Ranked #74 of 425 things to do in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
Attraction details
Type: Museums
Tue - Thu 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Basel, Switzerland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

A brilliant new exhibition showing Deviprasad´s work inspired by his Lisbon travels. Even if you stayed in Lisbon for only a day or two you will immediately recognise how well his paintings, photos and installation capture the soul and spirit of the city, it´s architecture and the ways the city leads you through it´s history. The works offer an exciting... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This museum really brings the history of Portugal in Asia to the forefront. The exhibits are fascinating and very in depth (some too in depth). We arrived on a day they were readying an opening, so one floor was closed. They charged us half price admission and then invited us to stay for the opening! We did and were not... More 

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Naples, Florida
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223 attraction reviews
161 helpful votes 161 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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
26 helpful votes 26 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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75 reviews 75 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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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55 reviews 55 reviews
18 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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288 reviews 288 reviews
55 attraction reviews
147 helpful votes 147 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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246 attraction reviews
215 helpful votes 215 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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