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“Unmissable...” 4 of 5 stars
Review of National Museum of Ancient Art

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 #42 of 430 things to do in Lisbon
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Owner description: Considered to house the best collection of Portuguese and European art, this museum features works by Gonclaves, Bosch, Raphael and more.
Lisboa, Portugal
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“Unmissable...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Paintings and sculptures of the Portuguese and European XII to XIX
centurie. A fabulous collection of the museum also includes ceramics, textiles, furniture and decorative arts, and religious art from the Middle Ages to the Baroque.

Visited January 2012
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“Worthy”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

Collection sadly surpassed by Gulbenkian on our opinion. Bosch and Breughel highlights. Much of top floor (Portuguese school) however under restoration and not on view.

Visited October 2012
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Whitehouse Station, New Jersey, United States
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“Quic look is good”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

Sundays before 2 pm and bank holidays are great times to see this place since it is free. You can see it in 1 hour and get a flavor for the place.

Visited October 2012
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Berlin, Germany
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“Worth spending a few hours”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

If you are into museums, and even if you're not, this is a great place to get a feel of Portugal's past wealth. There is something interesting to see on all the floors, with some really grand exhibits here and there. Don't miss the Hieronymus Bosch's triptych. It's magical. Overall a very satisfying experience.

Visited September 2012
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“Worth Seeing”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

This museum of antique art is housed in the 17th century Palace of the Counts of Alvor. Iin 1834, the government nationalized the property of the Catholic Church, and all the artwork in the monasteries and the convents was confiscated and is now housed in this museum. One can also see period rooms with all of their furniture

Visited September 2012
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