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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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Best Sunday Brunch

This is a fantastic museum having collections that are very interesting. The displays are dramatic and very well curated. Besides the restaurant has a fantastic Sunday brunch with... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2016
Darryl P
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Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

This is a fantastic museum having collections that are very interesting. The displays are dramatic and very well curated. Besides the restaurant has a fantastic Sunday brunch with views of the river and the docks..with an awesome spread that will leave your appetite well sated.

2 Thank Darryl P
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27 reviews
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Reviewed 21 October 2016

Art and artifacts testify to the trade/political relationships between Portugal and the colonies. One of the best ways to understand Portuguese history. Explanations are very thoughtful. Beautiful, too

1 Thank WIllied425
Lead, South Dakota
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Reviewed 19 October 2016

A friend and I visited the Museu do Oriente in October of 2016 and enjoyed it a lot. It is a large modern building filled with wonderful displays of Asian treasures. The admission price was reasonable and one could spent a lot of time there without doubt. In addition to the collection itself, there are meeting rooms, a gift shop... More 

1 Thank Donto1
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

For me, Asia is a piece of my heart. I am a huge fan of its history. That is why I suggested my colleague (who is also a passionate traveller) to visit this place. The enormous beauty is here. Another positive thing that on Fridays, after 6, the admission is free. Definitely a must!

2 Thank Gergely L
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Reviewed 26 September 2016

Not quite the British Museum, and to be honest I expected a larger collection given the long Portuguese interaction with Asia, but if you have any interest in history or in Asia then you must visit. There is a restaurant with a lunch buffet that is pretty decent, air conditioned and overlooking the docks. It is worth supporting this Museum,... More 

1 Thank Gibraltar M
Lisbon, Portugal
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Reviewed 8 September 2016

This museum houses an extraordinary collection of treasures dating back to the days of Portugal’s exploration of the world by sea. Unfortunately, poor lighting and hard to read information made this amazing collection difficult to follow. The main oversight, though, was a complete lack of maps, making it hard to place where many of these beautiful objects had come from.... More 

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Amadora, Portugal
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Reviewed 30 August 2016

The place is huge and with an enourmous, and interesting, collection of art from across Asia. It is free on Fridays from 18h to 22h

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Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

The museum is a rare collection of clothes statues vase jewelry and many other object from Indian Japanese Chinese and Malaysia former Portuguese possession. Of a rare beauties a full collection of little bottles and mask. A full collection of shadow art between tale theatre and cinema complete the museum. One feel fully in this great peace of history of... More 

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Trento, Italy
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Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Great Museum if you intend to explore the ties between Portugal and the far east: the Museum focuses on the relationships between Portugal and that part of the Orient that was colonized by the portogueses. Amazing collection of objects that tell a great story! Don't miss it if you are passionate about the beginning of the Modern Era.

Thank Alessandro L
Zaandam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 25 July 2016

A nice collection, but the building was a bit out of the way, so you really need to invest some time to visit. Once you're there it's very enjoyable though.

1 Thank Timbertius

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