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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 #14 of 224 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

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
2 helpful votes 2 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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103 reviews 103 reviews
51 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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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Albufeira, Portugal
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117 reviews 117 reviews
86 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The museum collection includes painting, sculpture, metalwork, textiles, furniture, drawings, and other decorative art forms from the Middle Ages to the early 19th century. The collections, especially those for the 15th and 16th centuries, are particularly important regarding the history of Portuguese painting, sculpture, and metalwork. In this museum you can see the most beautiful paintings regarding the birth life... More

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London, United Kingdom
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133 reviews 133 reviews
36 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

They have a few interesting pieces and it does not take long to get round. It is not like the major museums in other European cities but it is well set out and interesting.

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Doha, Qatar
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223 reviews 223 reviews
144 attraction reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This is one of those great museums that includes a wide range of decorative arts as well as a solid collection of fine arts. The museum is a little out of the way and is a 30 minute walk along the waterfront west of the downtown. There are sections devoted to medieval art and sculpture, jewelry, ceramics, carpets and room... More

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Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

It has been recently renovated with easy access. There is a beautiful garden which overlooks the Tagus River bridge. The garden is opened for lunch and dinner. The museum itself is a must visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Kind of an old world feeling museum - could use some sprucing up, though it's got great collections. Final ending of coffee or a meal in the outdoor garden is a great finish.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

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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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

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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