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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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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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So Worth It!

This museum is small, but absolutely worth a visit. Parking can be difficult in high season. Not to be missed is The Temptation of Saint Anthony by Hieronymus Bosch and the Saint... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Warwick, New York

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Warwick, New York
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This museum is small, but absolutely worth a visit. Parking can be difficult in high season. Not to be missed is The Temptation of Saint Anthony by Hieronymus Bosch and the Saint Vincent Panels. The museum is home to important Portuguese art ranging from paintings to sculpture, and gold and silverware, as well as decorative arts from Europe, Africa and... More 

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Vicenza, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I always go to National museums, especially in capital cities, to understand the countries' art and history. This was definitely satisfying in detailing all the Portuguese art, culture and history and also of its many colonies. Furthermore it was great to see paintings from famous artists from all around the world. I particularly liked the Saint Vincent Panels by Nuno... More 

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Bern
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

it is not the Prado or the Louvre, but some of the finest paintings in the museum are more than worth the visit. For me, just the paintings by Bosch, Dürer and Cranach are so outstanding that everybody who loves this period will be more than pleased. Beautiful building and gardens as well.

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New York City, New York
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485 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a nice little museum. Its definite highlight is the famous Bosch triptych, but they also have a few other paintings of notice, like Durer, Cranach, Holbein, El Greco, Zurbaran, Murillo, Courbet. There is a temp exhibition of Spanish painters (don't miss Sorolla in a separate room.) The combined ticket is €11.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the great museums of the world, where we can find, not only the history of european art since medieval ages until the nineteenth century, but also de portuguese unique art of those times.

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Vaasa, Finland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Firstly i enjoyed the spanish masters temporary exchibition. It was well executed unlike everything else. I would recommend the permanent installation mainly for the fans of 16th century art. I was sold a ticket to museum without any mention of a separate ticket to temp exchibition, which i had to buy after walking into temp exhibition with the wrong ticket... More 

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Amarante, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very beautiful museum with a range of antiquities to appeal to all. Use the map provided as it can be a little confusing to to navigate around. The shop is nice but pricey!. NB: The lady at the cloakroom said take your coat as the museum was cold. IT WAS ROASTING. I am not sure if she really wanted... More 

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Beautiful museum, a bit hard to find, but totally worth it! We had to take a regular bus from Belem and then climb a loooot of stairs to reach it but the collection it has is great and honestly, has nothing to do with ancient art. It's 12th century to 17th century paintings mostly and also portuguese furniture through the... More 

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London, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

great museum with a variety of items, from painting by old masters to ceramics, silver, Japanese. good to spend a morning or afternnon

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Here you can see paintings, furniture and otherart pieces. This is the man ancient art museum in Portugal. Excelent for the ones who want to know a little more of portuguese ancient art!

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