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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 2 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 September 15, 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 August 5, 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

1  Thank Richard K
Reviewed July 4, 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 David H
Reviewed June 24, 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 May 1, 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 April 21, 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 March 19, 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 February 11, 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
Reviewed January 6, 2018

The museum displays asian artifacts collected from mostly former Portugese colonies in the orient. Most interesting were the maps showing how much territory the Portugese held during the 15th - 18th centuries. Had an interesting collection of crucifixes, probably for export. Top floor had a...More

1  Thank Robert R
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