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Museu do Oriente

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A nice place about those Asian places where Portugal was involved over the centuries: Timur, India, China, Japan. It is just a mix of items (art, ceramics, costumes, sculptures) very interesting and beutifull, but without telling you a story or teaching you historical lessons. If...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Florin A
Reviewed June 4, 2019

We caught a cab here having spent hours on the yellow tram to get somewhere. 5 Euroes and we were there with a discount from the Yellow bus/tram that made it all worthwhile. Hong Kong, Macau and Guangzhou are not foreign to us so it...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank Rockcats4
Reviewed April 25, 2019

Plusses: the exhibits give very interesting history on the Portuguese relationship with various Asian countries, which is not an angle one would get outside of Portugal. Beautiful collection well maintained Restaurant at top has great view of the bay and the bridge A visit +...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank wordgirl2013
Reviewed March 21, 2019

We enjoyed our visit immensely. The Chinese Opera Exhibit (not part of the permanent collection) was stunning and well presented. In general, we thought all of the exhibits were well designed and presented. The dark, dramatic environment makes it easy to focus on individual items....More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank MeandHeTravel
Reviewed February 10, 2019

On the plus side, this is an expensive conversion of an old warehouse in the docks area of Lisbon. They seemed to be running nice classes for kids etc. and had a good shop, There are some interesting exhibits also. But even though parts are...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Reflectorgo
Reviewed February 1, 2019 via mobile

An ideal day to visit on a rainy day. The ground floor is on the explorations of the Portuguese in India and Macau and Japan. The first floor’s theme is on Chinese Opera. Not a fan of it, I loved the costumes with vivid colours...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank CatherineTSU
Reviewed January 30, 2019

I liked so much this museum and it is very interesting. In this museum you will see the trading between Portugal and East Countries like India, China, Japan, and many others. Many of the object are a fusion of the east with the west.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank OrienttExpress
Reviewed December 24, 2018

Portugal had a long history of engagement with Asian port cities. They were several centuries in Goa and Macau, and at least a century in Ceylon (today’s Sri Lanka) and Malacca. They were also in Timor Leste and the Spice Islands for a long time....More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank F8714PN_Alex_W
Reviewed December 15, 2018

This little museum did not seem to be high on the tourist route through Lisbon’s sites & attractions. In fact the guidebooks I used did not even give it any space. However, because of its name and promise of things Asian – and my affinity...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank jfdjr
Reviewed November 2, 2018 via mobile

We went there on the 1st November and were a bit disappointed. 1st floor exhibition with the colonies e.g on Goa promised a lot and could only partly convince. Some artifacts like chests were very interesting whereas we missed more comprehensive treatment of Portuguese presence...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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