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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
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Amazing museum

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Søren P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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.

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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.

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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
Central Portugal, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2016

Visited this Museum at the End of January/2016 and payed for a single addult Ticket 6 Euros just for the permanent exhibition of the Museum . If there are also temporary exhibitions and you would like to see them as well the single ticket will " suffer " a increase i cant specify now here . Maybee also intresting could... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2016 via mobile

It's been like visiting 3 different museums: falconry across the ages on ground floor, Portuguese-Asian times on 1st floor and wonderful, even funny, Asian shadow theater puppets on the 2nd, variety which might avoid kids getting bored, not a very big place to visit neither. First floor has been by far the most striking to me, the scenery is incredibly... More 

Thank Pouparino
Estoril, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016 via mobile

Took my kids and my dad to Fundacao Oriente Museum during christmas holidays to learn something new also rather than concentrating the whole season on eating :), and the visit was worthwhile! The museum showcases Different pieces from around Asia from the ex Portuguese colonies and trips (Malacca, Macau, Japan, India, Thailand China etc) and is divided by the different... More 

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