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Museu do Oriente

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Address: Avenida Brasilia | Doca de Alcântara (Norte), Lisbon 1300-598, Portugal
Phone Number: +351(0)213 585244
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Immersion in orient Portuguese colonies

The museum is a rare collection of clothes statues vase jewelry and many other object from Indian Japanese Chinese and Malaysia former Portuguese possession. Of a rare beauties a... read more

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The museum is a rare collection of clothes statues vase jewelry and many other object from Indian Japanese Chinese and Malaysia former Portuguese possession. Of a rare beauties a full collection of little bottles and mask. A full collection of shadow art between tale theatre and cinema complete the museum. One feel fully in this great peace of history of... More 

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Trento, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great Museum if you intend to explore the ties between Portugal and the far east: the Museum focuses on the relationships between Portugal and that part of the Orient that was colonized by the portogueses. Amazing collection of objects that tell a great story! Don't miss it if you are passionate about the beginning of the Modern Era.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A nice collection, but the building was a bit out of the way, so you really need to invest some time to visit. Once you're there it's very enjoyable though.

1 Thank Timbertius
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

Tells the Portuguese colonial history in Asia with quite a lot of fantastic exhibits. Especially enjoyed the way that art and culture plays a great role. Including the great exhibition of shadow theatre. Enjoyed a (post-)colonial museum that is not empirialistic as other such as eg British Museum.

Thank Søren P
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

Nice collection of Asian art presented in a modern way (black surfaces and spotlights). Not so easy to reach, we took uber.

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Warsaw, Warszawa, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Museum is concentrated on Portugese existence in Asia. There is really interesting part about Christian missions and art, shadow theatre and every day objects from Korea and China. Exhibition is designed beautifully and for most of the time you are alone, because turists don't get here very often.

1 Thank Basia B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

This museum is located in the area of Alcantara Docks. It is only eight years old and has two floors of exhibits. There are all types of exhibits from China, India, Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia, and other parts of the Orient. The museum contains paintings and sketches as well as pottery and a variety of other items. There is free admission... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

Buffet service, with good quality price ratio and amazing views over the river. Also appropriate for children since it has a kids drawing/entertainment area. One of the best brunches in town during the weekend.

Thank Susana O
Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016 via mobile

We decided to walk down to the museum before dinner as we discovered that it is free entry on a Friday between 6pm-10pm. Definitely visit, especially if you can go on the Friday night! The exhibits were all fascinating, well presented and excellent English descriptions. We very easily lost hours absorbing ourselves in the extensive descriptions of the Portuguese involvement... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

As a Asian people, every collection in the museum is not new or surprise to us. Those collections are from normal families, not the ones in Taiwan or China museums are from the palaces or rare goods. It's still good for people not familiar Asian culture, but suggest Asian tourists can skip this one if you have rush time.

Thank Pinwen T

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