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Museu do Oriente

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Address: Avenida Brasilia | Doca de Alcântara (Norte), Lisbon 1300-598, Portugal
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Small collection, fantastically presented

My title says it all: it is a small collection (in a huge building) but everything is perfectly presented

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 November 2015
Jurgen B
Brussels, Belgium
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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2015

My title says it all: it is a small collection (in a huge building) but everything is perfectly presented

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2015

Falconry past and present - exceptionally interesting. Includes textile and other artifacts that are not purely about hunting for food and pleasure. Also display by artist Ng from Macau digital images and video, wonderful images Other floors in the museum highlight how the Portuguese trading empire was established. Lots of information in Portuguese and translated into English. Some area devoted... More 

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Leeds UK
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2015

This large building has only two floors of spaced out and indifferent exhibits for the public to see. It is gloomy and dark as the lighting is kept very low in the exhibits areas and this left me feeling vulnerable and unsafe. The restaurant was closed and the tiny café in the basement had a very limited range of cakes... More 

2 Thank Jan S
Pinhal Novo, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2015

This recent museum is the memory of the history of Portugal when we rulled the seas and traveled to the orient. A must see in Lisbon.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015

A interesting view over the portuguese presence in China, dating back from the XVI century. Some pieces of outstanding artistic value.

Thank Paulo M
Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

This museum is a bit far from the rest of the touristic attractions, halfway between Praça do Comércio and Belém. It is an interesting museum about the Far East, with a special focus on those countries where the Portuguese had colonies or commercial interests (Goa in India, Macau in China, Japan...). The exhibition includes armors, puppets, books, all kinds of... More 

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Colwyn Bay, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015

A pleasant surprise set a bit outside the centre in the docklands area. Not far from the San Francisco-esque bridge and easily accessible by the number 15 tram, this modern museum tracks the history of the links between Portugal and the Far East. Nicely annotated in English as well as Portuguese it really was a great way to spend a... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2015

This was a fabulous museum. Amazing collection, well organized and described in both Portuguese and English. A nice addition to Lisbon! I assume it's low placement in the rankings is due to the lowest number of reviews and perhaps its location makes it less frequented.....although the train and streetcars stop right be the museum. Much more interesting than some of... More 

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Bray, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015 via mobile

Make sure to have a look at the shop if the place leaves you as impressed as we were. My partner absolutely loved it. Great idea for kids to play around with shadows. You get entertained just by searching them mess around.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2015

We took the mr 15 tram from Praco do Comercio. We more or less guessed where to get off and were lucky. We didn't find any signs to the Museum, but we're helped by a passerby. The museum itself was elegantly designed, and there were many interesting artifacts. As amateurs we would have appreciated more of a story, linking the... More 

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