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National Museum of Ancient Art

Rua das Janelas Verdes 1249 - 017, Lisbon 1249 - 017, Portugal
(351) 21 391 28 00
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Ranked #15 of 223 Attractions in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
Description: Considered to house the best collection of Portuguese and European art, this museum features works by Gonclaves, Bosch, Raphael and more.
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Lisbon, Portugal
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113 reviews 113 reviews
39 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

This is one of my favourites museums in Lisbon. Very interesting art collection in a beautiful building. The garden is a wonderful place for a coffee or even lunch (there is a restaurant) with one of the most beautiful views of Tejo and the bridge.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

It's a good museum of ancient art, but not a great one if you compare it to its peers in London etc. Still, you can easily spend an hour and a bit enjoying yourself here so a solid 4* attraction

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

A vast collection of art set in a beautiful historic building. Enjoy a coffee in the gardens and enjoy views of the Tagus river.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

A place you need to visit. With the Lisboa card you get a discount. Very nice and most interesting to see all what is displayed in this museum.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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52 reviews 52 reviews
25 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The quality of painters, the envoronmnet and quite place. Itis also recomended to take profit from the bar, outside

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Old Man Bay, Grand Cayman
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Lisbon is chock full of museums but don't miss this one. There was a long line to enter the church but none for the rest of the museum. Amazing displays from shipwrecks and even a treasure room

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Burlingame, California
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78 reviews 78 reviews
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The museum is a about half way between the center of Lisbon and Belem so I think a lot of visitors overlook it. It has a great collection of European paintings and, of course, Portuguese paintings. I’m not as familiar with Portuguese art, so I found it very interesting to see so many examples in such a great museum. There... More

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Netherlands
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53 reviews 53 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Quiet museum with a nice permanent collection, yet the temporary exhibits are the really interesting ones. Do not forget to visit their beautiful garden and have lunch or a drink there.

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Zagreb, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

MNAA has collections from Middle Ages to early 19 century. I really like a collection of northern paintings (Bosch,Peter Brueghel, Durer, Holbein,Provost,Van Dyck, Cranach). On the upper floors there are decorative arts collections. If you have time, go few times (it is possible to buy several day pass), because museum is really big. As other museums in Lisbon, entrance is... More

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

It's not only about the exhibitions, which are absolutely fabulous. It's also about the gardens, the building and the location. A refuge in the city.

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