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“Could visit again and again” 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 #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.
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96 reviews 96 reviews
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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
“Could visit again and again”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Sadly we did not visit this museum until just before we left Lisbon - such a shame as it is a fabulous place with ooodles to see. I now wish that as we were staying nearby we visited each day. Cannot recommend highly enough.
Oh and there is an excellent cafe with an outside area with amazing views over the harbour.

Visited July 2013
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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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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