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“A Museum Surprise by the Docks”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Museu do Oriente

Museu do Oriente
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$22.10*
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City Sightseeing Lisbon Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Ranked #103 of 422 things to do in Lisbon
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New Mexico
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“A Museum Surprise by the Docks”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2013

A Portuguese friend recommended that we visit this, and we were glad we did. It has a marvelous collection detailing the Portuguese presence in Asia, with beautiful pieces from India, Japan, Macau, among others. Many are very clolorful.

A large collection of material relates to the use of puppets and masks in the telling of stories. The "Shadow Theatre" displays alone were worth the visit.

There is a rooftop restaurant; a very basic café; and a very nice gift shop.

You can reach the museum via the trams 15 or 18 (electricos) but finding your way to it after disembarking is not easy. Strongly recommend taking a taxi from the Cais do Sodre!

Visited October 2013
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new york
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“Beautiful building. Superb museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

My regret is you will have it to yourselves. Like the Asia society, NYC has a pan Asian e pensive ship. A nice cafe. Beautiful work on view

Visited September 2013
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Lisbon, Portugal
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“Portugal s age of Discovery in the Orient Featured in old Sardine factory!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2013

Portugal was the first western country into the Orient, over five hundred years ago when a ships captain helped out by ridding the Indian ocean of pirates.the must is full of art, furniture, armour and life. A definite must! Located right on the Tagus Rver.

Visited July 2013
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Zagreb, Croatia
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“much to see from oriental heritage”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2013

... but i have expected a little bit more. It's not that it was not good, it's only that it was a bit all put together. And was not told through a portugals eyes which i have expected.

Visited September 2012
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Lisbon, Portugal
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“An excelent atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2013

This museum is placed by the Tagus river. Is has a beautiful colection based in the various palces of the far East where portuguese people have been. In the top floor there is a very nice restaurant with a great view over the river.

Visited May 2013
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