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Oriente Museum

the relationship between Portugal and Asia

The Oriente Museum is located in the Alcântara area, in an old port warehouse from the 40s. Portugal has always had a strong connection to the Orient and this museum is dedicated to the promotion and preservation of this strong bond.
Here, the entire history of the strong Portuguese presence in Asia is represented, including the era when Vasco da Gama discovered the sea route to India.

On floors 1 and 2 you’ll find two permanent exhibitions. The first one is about the Portuguese presence in Asia and consists of over one thousand artistic and documentary objects. The second is the Kwok On collection – a donation by the Musée Kwok On Association in Paris, which has over 13,000 pieces and is considered one of the most important estates on popular performing arts, as well as the great mythologies and religions of Asia.

The museum is arranged chronologically and by areas, regarding the building up of the relationship between Portugal and the Orient. The 0 floor receives temporary exhibitions, which are also based on Eastern culture.

In addition to the exhibits, the museum also features other spaces, such as: an auditorium, a meeting center, a documentation center, a shop, a cafeteria and a rooftop restaurant, from where you simply cannot miss the view of the Tejo River.


Tue - Sun: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm | Fri: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm |Closed: 25th Dec and 1st Jan