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National Museum of Ancient Art

Rua das Janelas Verdes 1249 - 017, Lisbon 1249-017, Portugal
+351 21 391 2800
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Considered to house the best collection of Portuguese and European art, this museum features works by Gonclaves, Bosch, Raphael and more.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Rua das Janelas Verdes 1249 - 017, Lisbon 1249-017, Portugal
+351 21 391 2800
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Reviewed 3 days ago

National Museum of Ancient Art is probably the best museum in Portugal. It combines Portugal history with art from different centuries. It also have a delightful restaurant, and the views over the river are amazing. It is highly reccomended.

Thank Miguel2770
Reviewed 1 week ago

In a city blessed with many excellent museums, the Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga stands out in several ways. First it is Portugal's national art museum, housed in a stunning 17th C. palace. Architecturally, the museum's interior has been beautifully redesigned to make it worthy...More

Thank MayLehmannNYC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I learnt more about Portugal in just one visit to this museum than by doing anythings else. It is well-kept and well-managed museum with excellent displays. My favourite was the Saint Vincent Panels.

Thank Dorji W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want to find out about the history of Portugal this is the museum you should visit! Amazing collection and a fantastic view.

Thank Bruno1975Take
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lisbon may have few internationally acclaimed galleries, but in this wonderful museum, as well as the Gulbenkian Museum, the city has a gallery that stands up to comparison with many in Europe. The National Museum of Ancient Art contains one of Portugal's finest art collections,...More

Thank Angela C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent museum with a huge amount of most interesting paintings, sculpture and other objects. I could spend there whole day.

Thank Lia K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the BEST museum in town to get a picture of Portuguese history--the good and the bad--and the role its empire played since at least the 15th century.

Thank Christopher S
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

I am not a fan of modern art....the whole paint a canvas one colour and call it abstract is just not for me. This museum is the absolute opposite to that. It's fantastic. It's full of 'proper' art. Religious paintings, Jewellery, old worldly paintings! It's...More

Thank Draculas_Bride666
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Had a nice wonder around the museum especially with the 3€ student entrance. Nice paintings from all over Europe. However, two members of staff were particularly rude on two different occasions

Thank Callum C
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Situated in a great building, this well run museum is well worth a visit. However, if paintings of Christ, The Virgin Mary and other similar Christian Art is not your "thing", then this place is best avoided as probably 80% of its collection is devoted...More

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