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Museu do Oriente

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Avenida Brasilia | Doca de Alcântara, Lisbon 1300-598, Portugal
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Marius G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can have this (almost) to yourself. It is a great museum with permanent exhibitions of Portuguese engagement with the East (India, China, Japan, Timor l'Este or East Timor) as well as of Chinese Opera. Temporary exhibitions provide extra interest. There is a cafeteria in...More

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Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

A great museum with a great collection and very well needed in Lisbon. It's in a great location but kind of far from the city center.

Thank TitoT416
Reviewed 6 August 2018

We went to the Museu do Oriente during a tour around Lisbon. This was a coffee stop, but we were also able to gain entrance. The art was wonderful and very unique

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Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

Attended a business event and the organizers provided tickets for the museum. Great idea and learned a lot - not surprising given Portuguese historical engagement in the Orient. Well worth including on any visit to the city.

Thank SV_Metis
Reviewed 25 June 2018

While we are approaching Tower de Belem, we see Museu do Oriente on Avenida Brasilia. As such we enter to view the displays inside. Worth a visit if you have preliminary ideas on the history of Asian countries.

Reviewed 2 May 2018

Totally worthed the visit. Great material and perfect explanations about the works. I recommend reserving 2 hours in order to see all.

Thank Gustavo Rezende M
Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

I visited in mid April and the museum was virtually empty. This is a shame as it has some very interesting artefacts and there is a great story to tell about Portugal’s history in the East. The problem is that the panel texts are flat...More

Thank Saracjb
Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

If you come to Lisbon, you should visit this place. It is worth a visit! It has a large collection of pieces from China, Macau, Japan, Goa and former Portuguese India, East Timor, and so on.

Thank andrepaulsson
Reviewed 12 February 2018

We went on a weekday and had the place virtually to ourselves! Such a shame as they have a huge exhibition on of Chinese Opera. Lots of beautiful costumes and very well curated. It is vast and we borrowed a wheelchair. The other floor has...More

3  Thank NgFamilyLondon2013
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