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“A Gem” 5 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 #46 of 451 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.
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“A Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Unfortunately this museum is rarely (if ever) included into standard tourist itineraries. Yet this art collection is a real gem. Of course, it can't be compared to such grands as Louvre or Hermitage, but its European paintings section is quite fine. It contains such world-class chef-d'oeuvres as 'Salome' by Cranach and 'temptation of St. Agustine' by Bosch. Both are an absolute must-see for any art-lover.

Visited August 2013
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Lisbon, Portugal
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“Massive collection”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

It has a massive collection of portuguese works. Despite the location, after you visit it, you can enjoy an amazing view from the museum's cafe or garden.

Visited July 2013
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Israel
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“A pleasant surprise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013 via mobile

Of the interiors we have seen only the European painting department and this was a very pleasant surprise. A very good and well chosen selection of paintings beautifully presented. The rooms were almost empty, which made our visit uniquely satisfying. An added bonus is that you may take photographs freely. The single wonderful Horonimus Bosch alone is worth the admission price. The garden is very beautiful with nice views of the Tagus.

Visited July 2013
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Lisbon, Portugal
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“Very good collection”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

Beautiful building and nearby. The collection very well presented, and a charming garden where you can stay a while and eat or drink something light.

Visited June 2013
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“a worthwhile collection with two must-see masterpieces”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

Come here just for the Jerome Bosch tryptique and then do not by any means miss the second floor 1600 Japanese screens commemorating the first meeting of the Portuguese and Nippon in 1543, a priceless and fascinating work of art.
And then have a coffee or snack in the cafeteria, outside if possible in the garden

Visited June 2013
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