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“Great Highlights” 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 #22 of 217 attractions in Lisbon
Type: Art Museums
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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.
Bern, Switzerland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Great Highlights”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

The main reason for visiting this museum was Bosch's piece, which is indeed the main attraction and already worth the entry fee. The museum is quite big, so take your time. The permanent collection itself is not so impressive, although the highlights are (they point them out on their flyer- that's really cool). Their focus is on sacral art and pieces from Flemish painters. For children it's really boring, as well for people who do not possess a certain knowledge about and passion for Flemish and religious paintings, and antique furniture.
We did not encounter a lot of other visitors (January), so it's quite quiet (something which I really like). For all Bosch admirers I recommend you to visit the museum, it's worth it!
Best thing would be for you to take the bus (as it stops right in front of the museum).

Visited January 2013
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Dublin, Ireland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Wonderful - a must see!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

As we were staying outside of Lisbon in Cascais (highly recommended) we choose to visit just one attraction in the city during our holiday in Portugal last November and this was it.

We were not disappointed. What a wonderful building and an amazing collection of art. We only had an afternoon but still my mind was overwhelmed by the beauty on display in this dignified setting.

If your time is limited just visit the the famous Bosch - is both delightful and disturbing all at once. I really thought the collection of decorative art was incredible but my republican-minded partner thought of it was too ostentatious. There is something for everyone in this museum and afterwards you can get a delicious cake and some very good coffee in the little cafe downstairs

Very helpful and polite staff too.

Visited November 2012
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Lisboa, Portugal
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“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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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“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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25 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“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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