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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 #16 of 228 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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370 reviews 370 reviews
287 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

This art collection is extremely well put together, though mostly of artists I have never heard. The museum needs to work on their flow though as you have to backtrack to see everything. The thing you can skip is the object collection which has just too much stuff crammed into the space they have. Personally they need to thin it... More

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Hamburg, Germany
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219 reviews 219 reviews
109 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Located in a former palace (which has been extended), this museum has some first rate paintings - my favourite is the Temptation of St. Anthony by Hieronymus Bosch which must have served as the inspiration for many a Hollywood horror movie, but there's also a fine Dürer and several Italian masters. In addition the museum shows all kinds of other... More

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Antwerp, Belgium
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Make sure to include in your itinerary in Lisbon ! Many interesting paintings, pieces of art... temporary exhibitions.

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La Rochelle, Poitou-Charentes, France
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3 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The best on the museum is exterior facade. The collection have not important painters, the collection of furnishing is based on the french furniture, in one hour is nothing to see.

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North Vancouver, Canada
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8 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I would say that this was one of the finest museums we saw on our visit to Portugal. It has it all from traditional and classic artworks to ceramics, jewellery, fine gold pieces, (the Belem Monstrance is absolutely beautiful) and much more. As well, the view from the front is quite lovely and an added bonus is the cafeteria style... More

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madrid
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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Do not miss this museum . Set aside at least 3 hours to look at the vast permanent collection : you will be stunned by its quality.

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3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The Bosch was typically weird as is most of his artwork. Nicely painted and preserved. There was temporary exhibit of artwork by Jose de Ribera which is outstanding, in particular St. James the Greater on loan from Seville. There are a lot of ceramic work from Portugal and around the world as well as gold pieces from Goa with a... More

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North East
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The Jhieronymus Bosch was worth seeing, but the Raphael was disappointing.. Not much interpretation for children or people wanting to learn more about techniques of painting, conservation or Portugese history. If you want to see Flemish paintings, go to the Netherlands? Just saying..

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Significant place to visit and an amazing collection of gems and Portuguese history on display. I would recommend visit and the amazing view from the entrance of the museum.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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108 reviews 108 reviews
51 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This is a place where you can go, just nearby the Lisbon port. Art treasures, jewelry, paintings... Just try it!

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