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Civico Museo d'Arte Orientale

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nice little museum, and it is free

Nice museum. Not too big (3 floors) with mainly Chinese,and Japanese art. I especially appreciated... read more

Reviewed July 1, 2017
Excellent exibit

Beautiful little museum near the center of the city. The employees are very polite and... read more

Reviewed May 26, 2017
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Jul 1, 2017
“nice little museum, and it is free”
May 26, 2017
“Excellent exibit”
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+39 040 322 0736
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Reviewed July 1, 2017

Nice museum. Not too big (3 floors) with mainly Chinese,and Japanese art. I especially appreciated the Chinese drawings. Some of them are worldclass.

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed May 26, 2017 via mobile

Beautiful little museum near the center of the city. The employees are very polite and professional, also ready to share their knowledge and point out most interesting details. Also the entrance is free.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank sasha_miladinovic
Reviewed May 4, 2017

Smallish yet excellent museum displaying artwork from India, China and Japan as found in Trieste. The collection, specially considering that Trieste is far from being known as a world-class museum city, is impressive, including priceless reliefs from Hellenistic India. Handy, well-suited location in the heart...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Steven G
Reviewed January 18, 2017

This boutique museum is housed in a renovated historic building in the very heart of the old city. Adult admission is reasonably priced, especially taking into account what visitors can actually see on three floors - a feast of silk, lacquer, jade, mother-of-pearl and the...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank AlexPesar0
Reviewed January 17, 2017

It could be unusual to visit an Oriental Arts Museum in Trieste! Situated in a small building near the central Piazza Unità, it is worth a visit for the outstanding Japanese collection. And the bonus is that you have not to pay a ticket to...More

Date of experience: January 2017
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Reviewed November 24, 2016

This museum is a great experience of art from China and Japan. The exhibits vary in range from weapons (like swords, etc.) to paintings (like ukiyo-e), clothing (silks, etc.), musical instruments, and other artistic stuff.

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Sandeep M
Reviewed September 21, 2016

Amazing experience. I took advantage of the offer of Ministero dei beni e delle attività culturali e del turismo that every first Sunday of the month gives the opportunity of free entrance. The Museum has a very kind and nice crew that give you every...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank HardyFre08122000
Reviewed March 4, 2016 via mobile

This is a small museum with two main sections dedicated to Japan and China. A large number of objects are from the XVIII and XIX centuries when Trieste had links with the Far East. I loved the kites and the Japanese prints. The museum is...More

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank 289luisellap
Reviewed January 13, 2016

It's a very small museum, but it well worths a visit, especially if you like Japan: the Japanese gallery is the biggest one and includes many Ukiyo-e, weapons (including bows) and many other items.

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank Blackie0212
Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

I've heard of this museum before we came to Trieste. Surprisingly it was in a two-minute walk from city center (piazza unita). The staff was very kind to us and gave a small discount :) The exhibits of the museum are of not a very...More

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