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Museu do Oriente

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Portugal had a long history of engagement with Asian port cities. They were several centuries in Goa and Macau, and at least a century in Ceylon (today’s Sri Lanka) and Malacca. They were also in Timor Leste and the Spice Islands for a long time....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This little museum did not seem to be high on the tourist route through Lisbon’s sites & attractions. In fact the guidebooks I used did not even give it any space. However, because of its name and promise of things Asian – and my affinity...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jfdjr
Reviewed 2 November 2018 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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Marius G
Reviewed 9 October 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
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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.

Date of experience: October 2017
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

Date of experience: August 2018
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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.

Date of experience: July 2018
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.

Date of experience: June 2018
Reviewed 1 May 2018

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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank gustavorezendem
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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Saracjb
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