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Museu do Oriente

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Address: Avenida de Brasilia | Doca de Alcântara (Norte), Lisbon 1350-362, Portugal
Phone Number: +351(0)213 585244
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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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Connection between Portugal and Asia

At the Doca de Alcantara you find this amazing Privately funded Museum of Oriental Art from the times of Portugals Colonies in macao and East Timor.First Fl. exhibits Chinese... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 16, 2015
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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

At the Doca de Alcantara you find this amazing Privately funded Museum of Oriental Art from the times of Portugals Colonies in macao and East Timor.First Fl. exhibits Chinese trunks, samurai dresses,china and porcelana Dinasty Ming,snuffboxes by the hundreds, Japanese Netsukes, kimonos etc,the second floor shows yellammas Hindus, allcovering the Ramayana, a total Asian showing with the best Giftshop I... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

A wonderful display of art with portuguese and asian influences, it tells some of the history of portuguese colonization and the mutual influences on art of the many civilizations involved. Nice temporary expositions. A must go.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

This museum both dazzles and disappoints. First, it is a bit pricey at €12 per person in view of what you get. The special exhibitions were very disappointing but the permanent collection has some very lovely and interesting things. The museum space is well set out and atmospheric, but it fails to tell the story of Portugal's relationship with the... More 

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Basel, Switzerland
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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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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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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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California
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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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29 helpful votes 29 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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Lisbon
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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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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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Additional Information about Museu do Oriente

Address: Address: Avenida de Brasilia | Doca de Alcântara (Norte), Lisbon 1350-362, Portugal
Phone Number: +351(0)213 585244
Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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