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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 #33 of 212 attractions in Lisbon
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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Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
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42 reviews 42 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

The pieces from japan and China are very nice and definitely deserve a visit. The paintings (except the Bosch's beautiful piece) are unfortunately not so interesting.

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Berlin, Germany
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34 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

racist exposure ! the permanent exposure is nice and interesting, the disabled have to pay half of the ticket, the temporary exhibition (Rubens, Brueghel, Lorrain) not da'nessuna facilitation: racist!

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Doncaster England
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60 reviews 60 reviews
20 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Just as the title says, a great way to spend a (wet and windy) afternoon. There's plenty of other places to visit outdoors if the weather is good and my preference would be to visit those first. Good value for money and easy to spend a couple of hours in here.

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Lagos, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

unfortunately we went when there was remodeling work being done so we did not have access to some of the displays.Also there is not cafe only a vending machine and the ladies loos have no seats & could have been cleaner.But the displays we did see were well worth a visit & the tickets are so cheap you can forgive... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Well organized throughout. Had the weather been better the cafe garden would have been a great place to view the river and cruise ships. I learned a lot about Portugal's place in history. Nice collection of European art.

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Faro
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

We went there to see the temporary exibition "Nordic lansdcape.." but them decided to see the museum and its worth it. An amazing painting by Bosch, the "Paineis de S Vicente",old portuguese furniture and jewelery, the fabulous Nabam blinds. And have a coffe or a meal in the coutyard with an excelent vue to Tejo

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Richmond,VA
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

We stayed in hotel nearby and got tickets free. Possibly not my style or fact I've lived close to great art museums with great and varied holdings, so this one was ho-hum. Small and sparse with repeats of same things. If you like pottery from Asia or religious paintings and iconography, this might work for you. Never been to an... More

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

We enjoyed a lot our visit in the Museo Nacional de Arte Antiga. What attracted our attention and urged us to go was the temporary exhibition, well advertised on landscapes and forests in Western Art. We ended up though to like much more the permanent collection (paintings, furnitures, ceramics and sculptures)! I believe that it is worth visiting this museum.... More

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Wyckoff, New Jersey
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6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

A wonderful collection beautifully displayed. We spent a very lovely afternoon enjoying all the wonderful works of art. A very interesting collection in a very uniquely designed space.

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SETÚBAL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

Until end of March 2014 you can take advantage of the temporary, rubens, brueghel and lorrain " A Paisagem nórdica do Museu do Prado" what makes the most of your time there.

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