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National Museum of Ancient Art
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Considered to house the best collection of Portuguese and European art, this museum features works by Gonclaves, Bosch, Raphael and more.
Reviewed October 30, 2013

A large collection of paintings, furniture, ceramics and reliquaries. I went to see the paintings and having spent 3 hours or so looking at them I only wanted to quickly browse the other collections. A couple of highlights were on loan (a Roger Van Der Weyden and Albrect Durer) which was a disappointment, but then had some art they had on loan themselves, like a couple of Goyas. There were a large presence of Flemish and Netherlandish artists and some Spanish and Italian. Bosch’s ‘the temptation of St Antony’ being the main attraction. The Portuguese collection wasn’t as big as I had expected, but it was still enjoyable to see artists from the nation that I had never come across before.

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Reviewed September 11, 2013

An excellent display of the history of art and objects from Portugal and it's overseas colonies. The two Japanese room screens are some of the best I have even seen in ANY museum. Just amazing, be sure to get down on the floor and view up at them and read them from left to right. And take your time, not packed with people even on free Sunday. Gold, silver by the ton...oh my!
Buy or bring a snack and enjoy the garden and great view of the Love Boat port in front and the bridge. The staff is first rate, perfect English of course and the warmth of the Portuguese people. The mix of the old and new buildings is well done....and that is not an easy thing to do. And, can take the #25 Electro to a near by walk! Enjoy....

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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.

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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.

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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.

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