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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 2800
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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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One of Europes greatest museums

The collection of paintings is exceptional. Definately worth a visit. The museum itself is also worth the visit. My favourite is their painting by Jeronimus Bosch.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Setubal, Portugal
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Setubal, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The collection of paintings is exceptional. Definately worth a visit. The museum itself is also worth the visit. My favourite is their painting by Jeronimus Bosch.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum houses an array of paintings and also furnishings, silverware etc. There are benches for those who wish to take a break. Very impressive museum. A definite must visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this museum of ancient Portuguese art and culture. The displays contained a surprising amount of informative detail and historic context, in both English and Portuguese.

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Pau, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You may need at least two hours to go around, there are many interesting masterpieces! Enjoyed so much here! Thank you.

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Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great way to see how the movement of people has enriched and influenced society. Some how we seem to take the best of each of the cultures and keep building on it. This museum seems to capture this.

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Cascais, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's a museum with the kind of collection that you can spend a day or two visiting. They have good temporary expositions as well. Guided visits. Important artists in their main collection. Wheelchair friendly, nice garden to have lunch in a sunny day, good and nit expensive food. Nice view point of the river and cristo Rei statue. One can... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is neither a museum nor anything to do with ancient times. It is one of the best art galleries I have visited in many a year. It does not include any modern art, but is otherwise pretty comprehensive. The renovated building is perfect for a gallery and the two cafes are wonderfully situated. If you are into culture and... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interesting ancient art museum.Not one of the most impressive ones in Europe, though with a few quite stunning art pieces. Silvery and paintings are worth the visit

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Trenton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

An important collection of medieval European painting and sculpture . A lovely building, easy to visit.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

This is the principal art museum in Lisbon for old masters, native and foreign, and deserves a visit from any art lovers who happen to be in the city. The masterpieces of particular interest are the St. Vincent Panels (a Portuguese work from the 15th century) and a truly extraordinary painting by Bosch from the 16th century. The rest of... More 

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