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National Museum of Ancient Art

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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.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Rua das Janelas Verdes 1249 017, Lisbon 1249-017, Portugal
+351 21 391 2800
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All reviews hieronymus bosch old masters portuguese furniture portuguese tarts piero della lucas cranach middle ages spanish masters st anthony van dyck nice collection vast collection beautiful paintings important portuguese portuguese discoveries on display worth a visit
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My only regret is that I showed up to the museum two hours before it closed. I definitely needed more time here. For six euros per adult, I could have spent all day here with a break at the cafe to enjoy an espresso. The...More

Thank TheIllusiveMan20
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I would have rated this museum higher but there is no audio guide available. It has a fine collection and is a very beautiful building but without the audio guide it was hard to appreciate it to its fullest. Seeing the H Bosch visit was...More

Thank DenBob33
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to walk to this but got stuck the other side of the railway line which runs along the riverfront. Eventually found a footbridge and after a little while found the museum in a very quiet street. No queues which was a bonus. Nicely...More

Thank Janerat
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was surprised how many important pieces this museum holds. Not crowded and in a lovely neighborhood with some excellent restaurants. The gardens and terrace are lovely and the special collections always interesting.

Thank devalier
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

A very fine collection with some stand out hits that make it a special place to visit Much of the European art is a bit repetitious but the stars of the collection make your trip worthwhile The items from Portugal’s colonies are fascinating and the...More

Thank Albia-Newton
Reviewed October 13, 2018

As a Christian, I enjoy some art of Christ and the saints and artifacts from old churches, but this museum was just overwhelming with dozens of criosses and communion vessels and 15 th century paintings of Christ and scenes from the Bible. Half of this...More

Thank wladamson
Reviewed October 4, 2018

I really enjoyed this museum. It is one of those places where you can get away from the crowds of tourists. Its collection of European art is well worth seeing with lots of big names. There is also a good collection of furniture, textiles and...More

Thank ES1211
Reviewed September 28, 2018

Bosch, Durer, Cranach and many more - so many gems at a comparatively small place. You can see them all at once, national and international superstars of arts. And have a coffee in the palace garden - it's just lovely. I did love the place.

Thank wholee
Reviewed September 23, 2018

A magnificent art museum in Lisbon Bosh, Dürer, Cranach, Zurbaran, Ribera, Piero de la Francesca, are some of the masters you are going to find here

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Reviewed September 18, 2018

This is one of the finest museums in Lisboa with an extensive collection of art work from a period of several centuries. especially from the Age of Exploration. This place is also part palace.

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September 16, 2018|
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Response from wladamson | Reviewed this property |
There is not really a good location for picnicking nearby. There is a small grassy area in front of the museum but that is about it. I did not remember seeing any picnic tables, but possibly there are a couple benches... More
September 14, 2018|
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Response from tylkopolska | Reviewed this property |
its about 6 euros but you might have a discount or even for free if you get the Lisbon card from the tourism office its include lost of museum entrance for free and transport as well 24h 48h72h or more they will be happy... More
September 14, 2018|
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Response from TommyG100 | Reviewed this property |
Most unlikely it was very quiet when we were there but that was mid week