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National Museum of Ancient Art

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Address: Rua das Janelas Verdes 1249 - 017, Lisbon 1249 - 017, Portugal
Phone Number: (351) 21 391 28 00
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Description: Considered to house the best collection of Portuguese and European art...
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 National Museum of Ancient Art

Nice little museum in Lisbon. 12 Euro for 4 people (2 of which were student discounts). It has a good amount of art. When I think ancient in europe, I think more of pre 1000 AD... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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Cleveland, Ohio

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Nice little museum in Lisbon. 12 Euro for 4 people (2 of which were student discounts). It has a good amount of art. When I think ancient in europe, I think more of pre 1000 AD, but there was a good amount from after that time frame. Good amount of paintings, but also a good collection of jewelry, silver/gold/platters, etc.... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

The museum title is misleading. It covers art from 13th/14th century up to the 19th century. The holdings include Portugese painting and sculpture, Asian Art (generally connected with Portugese trading), decorative arts and wider European painting and sculpture. Among the highlights are the St Vincent panels on the top floor, the temptation of St Anthony triptych by Bosch and the... More 

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Haifa, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We visit sveral hours in this cosy musem. the exhebition were interesting, each room was with different exhibition. Also we by tick for another day to see a proformance in the garden.

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Napoli, Italia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The “Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga” is clearly the most important museum in Lisbon. There’s a lot of iberian art here, many relevant works and no more than ten absolute masterpieces: Dürer, Raffaello, Tiepolo, Lucas Cranach. But my personal advice is: dedicate 1/3 minimum of your time to watch with all the attention you can Hieronymus Bosch’s “Triptych of the... More 

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South Yorkshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

visited more by accident, staying in a nearby hotel and sheltered from rain - worth the visit some lovely exhibits, really glad we bothered to drop in. staff very helpful and knowledgable.

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Only had a couple of hours so focussed on the early renaissance eart from Portugal and its interaction with the colonies in China, Africa and India- Namban Screens are a wonder! Incredible Gold and silver church furnishings and some moving paintings- but only if you like religious scenes in the section we looked at. Gave a real sense of the... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

You take bus or tram and some 25-30 minutes ride you are from the center at the museum. It is most probably the most important art museum of Portugal. Just some name from the exhibited paintings: Bosch, Dürer, Holbein, Cranach, van Dyck, Jan Steen, Tiepolo, Andrea della Robbia and Rafael alkotásait. They have a wonderful silver collection and a lot... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This museum has a big collection of first school of portuguese painting (Primitives Portuguese). You can also see the most relevant portuguese painting, "St.Vincent Panel" by Nuno Fernandes, and many paintings of Grão Vasco and famous custody of Belem made by Gil Vicente. The place, over the Tagus River, is amazing.

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Florence, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

On sunday mornings when sites like Jeronimos or Belem are packed and poorly organized, this place is a must!!! The objects related to former Portuguese trading activity and oversea colonies are fantastic, especially the ones from Japan and India! Absolutely not to miss the masterpieces of European paintings like Hyeronimus Bosch, Piero della Francesca, Lukas Cranach and Hans Holbein. And... More 

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Santa Fe, NM
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

The Museum can be reached by bus on the Janelas Verdes street (I've forgotten the number) and rates high among the things we did in Lisbon. We went twice. "Ancient" does not mean prehistoric. There is quite a bit of religious art but work of other genres as well.

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