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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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This museum is worth visiting for the sense of tranquility and beauty one can experience inside and outside. The collection of artwork is arranged very nicely, on 3 floors, and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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Champaign, Illinois
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london
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65 reviews 65 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Of course, there are exceptional paintings there. Bosch, Bruegel, Guardi, etc. But I was overall disappointed by my visit. Maybe is it because I was tired, or because the museum is far away from other places, or because I have visited many other museums. But the best place for me was the cafeteria overlooking the port. Anyway, the museum staff... More 

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Champaign, Illinois
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22 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This museum is worth visiting for the sense of tranquility and beauty one can experience inside and outside. The collection of artwork is arranged very nicely, on 3 floors, and there are some really exquisite pieces to appreciate. Also, the basement (floor 0) has a very good restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating. The outdoor seating is in a lovely... More 

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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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104 reviews 104 reviews
36 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

You can get here from the Metro stop 'Cais do Sodre' (which is at the end of the green line), by taking a 15 or 18 tram. We got in here free by showing our Lisbon cards. It was a very hot day and we had been doing a lot of walking, so the first place of call was the... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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120 attraction reviews
167 helpful votes 167 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

The very nice building in a nice place near the docks welcomes the visitor to a visit displaying much of the splendor of portuguese ceramic, painting, religious art and furniture. Very nice pieces and some masterpieces of the genre. I can only regret the lack of examples of portuguese art especially from african colonies and Brasil. A must go.

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Victor, Idaho
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

To understand Portugal, it's good to understand it's art. One of the best places to see a wide range of older pieces is the museum of ancient art otherwise known as the Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga. It's a little hard to get to although if you are patient then the train or trolley along the river front takes you... More 

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Norrköping
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30 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

At the Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga you will find lots of nice art: both paintings, sculptures and other objects such as glass and porcelain. Some of the items are religiously themed, and there is of course a large focus on antiques, both Greek, Roman and non-European. If you’re into all things beautiful and old, take the time to visit... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

For me the main reason to come here was to see the Bosch triptych of The Temptation of St Anthony - which is even better in he flesh than in pictures - but even without that there are some great exhibits, including the Namban Folding Screens showing how the Japanese viewed early Portuguese traders.

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Baku, Azerbaijan
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

an interesting collection of ceramics, paintings and clothing from different periods. Interesting screens of the Portuguese explorations to japan. Overload of paintings of the crucifixion but that reflects the era.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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7 reviews 7 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The art collection is amazing,with a varied selection of Ancient art from Oriental,European, etc. There is the possibility of a museum docent, in Portuguese and sometime English for large groups. I was not allowed to take pictures.

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London, UK
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39 attraction reviews
349 helpful votes 349 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Well, I arrived at 10.10am last Sunday. The guide books indicate that the museum is free up to 2pm on Sunday. I was told that there is a 6.00 euro charge to see the permanent exhibitions. maybe my guide book was wrong. I didn't pay. I found Lisbon tourist sites to be way overpriced for what you get. I should... More 

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