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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

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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Secret Gem: a Jheronimus Bosch!

This national museum has lots of beautiful paintings and other art forms. This small museum has so many precious gems to see. It was a pleasure to visit this museum because there... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This national museum has lots of beautiful paintings and other art forms. This small museum has so many precious gems to see. It was a pleasure to visit this museum because there is one special triptych by the famous Dutch painter Jheronimus Bosch. With just a couple of people, I stood in front of the painting for very long, so... More 

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Orebro, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The national museum of ancient art in Lisbon is really a very nice place to visit. It is quite cool when it is 30 degrees hot outside. The collections of paintings ,sculpture furniture ,textiles , jewelry pottery ,glass is very rich and exquiste. Among the famous paintings is St.Jerome of Albert Durer! It is definitley worthy a visit!!

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eastern Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a nice museum, only issue is that it is a bit far from the beaten path. Take a taxi, they are cheap in Lisbon

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Shrewsbury, England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great museum, but we were a bit overpowered with the extent of the collection. Rooms and rooms of paintings of the Madonna and Child.... It is also a little off the main tourist routes, though we enjoyed our walk there along the edge of the docks - Better/easier access is possible but we were in wandering mode. Good small restaurant/coffee... More 

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Ottawa, Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

My family and I spent and afternoon at this museum. We aren't art connoisseurs but we enjoyed the museum. There is a nice collection of paintings and other artifacts such as really lavish silverware on display. There's also a beautiful garden with a great view off the cafeteria so recommend stopping there for a break. Given that we had a... More 

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

The museum has both works of art and applied art . Not very big, but there are many exhibits.In parts with decorative art there are interesting things brought from the Portuguese colonies.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

The bus 714 drops you outside. Very close to the exhibition. The Bosch exhibition had transferred to Madrid even though it was being advertised on tourist info. You may need to check However I am flexible and there were so many gems to see an amazing Bruegel - Mercy and a self portrait by Durer and many more exceptional portraits... More 

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Acton, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

Visited to see the paintings and especially the Portuguese art which had not seen before. Was disappointed that the third floor housing the portuguese collection was closed. Dont know how long this is for. The rest of the museum was relatively small collection of paintings and yes they did have some nice pieces but not really worth visiting just for... More 

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hong kong
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

It isn't the Prado or the Louvre but the quality of artwork on display at the Museo Nacional de Arte Antiga is top rank. From Renaissance masters to Courbet, if you are into art, a visit to this museum ( not on every tourist's agenda) is a must. I especially loved Piero dell Francesca's St Augustine. There is also a... More 

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Turnhout, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

We spent a few hours in this relatively compact museum, when the weather was awful. There was some reconstruction work going on, which meant several of the local works for not on display (which we had been informed about). Lots of paintings from Dutch, Belgian, French and Spanish Masters, but not too much from the Portuguese. Of course, there were... More 

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