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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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Definitely on the list to visit if you are in Lisbon for more than a day

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Victor, Idaho
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Victor, Idaho
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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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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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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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

best place in Portugal to see medievel arte from Portugal and europe in one place. guided tours several times a day

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

but nothing that special to go out of the way to get to this place as there is little else in the area. Not one of the un-missables..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Well worth a visit to this amazing collection of art and beauty. It is perfectly proportioned, and not overwhelming. Casually stroll through all types of cultural art to enjoy the past and present. I loved the the Japanese screens depicting Portugese trade with Japan.

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

This museum had some interesting art, by some lesser known artists, but still making it a worthwhile visit. It also had some great furniture pieces.

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