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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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Reviewed April 6, 2018

When it rains, ideal to visit this nice museum, with many national treasures, many religious paintings, and a lot of well known painters, as Gustave Gourbet, Bosch, Bruegel; the museum is known by local peoples of Lisbon as the Green Windows museum, due to the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Manuela L
Reviewed April 1, 2018

This place is somewhat pricey compared to a lot of Lisbon’s main attractions. It has some major artists but seems rather bias towards religious imagery - understandable given the extent of Catholicism in Portugal. I am religious myself so not a problem but I was...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Edward P
Reviewed March 28, 2018 via mobile

one of the best museums in Portugal, and worldwide as well. You can’t miss it. Take 2hours at least to explore it.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank chamucateam
Reviewed March 21, 2018

What it lacks in big names (Bosch's Temptation of St Anthony will blow your mind), it makes up for in beautiful things. Remarkably cheap to get in, this beautiful, modern interior houses some of the most gorgeous religious art. And all exquisitely presented.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank catfish_hurdles
Reviewed March 13, 2018

Besides Bosch's breath-taking "Temptation of Saint Anthony," this museum has plenty of other worthwhile European paintings. While the first floor may appear to hold the most important paintings in the collection, the much smaller third floor contains a brilliant range of late-medieval and early-Renaissance paintings...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Casually
Reviewed March 10, 2018 via mobile

Set in a handy location just off the western waterfront, halfway between Praca do Commercio and Belem, this museum has a wonderful collection of religious artefacts, old masters and antiques. Being slightly cynical of normally overblown Catholic art, it was nice to see it pared...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank 377julianf
Reviewed March 8, 2018

There aren't many countries in the world that can be proud of bearing a History as long and as rich as the Portuguese. This museum keeps an impressive collection of the fragments that help the contextualization of the Portuguese History, that inevitably blends with that...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank JorgeMei
Reviewed March 5, 2018

I was fortunate in that I had free admission to this place as part of my hotel stay. Not that it wasn’t worth paying to visit, I just would have likely skipped it if I had not had the freebie since I only had a...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Retinol13
Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

A few of the highlights of the permanent collection were the temptations of Saint Anthony by Hieronymus Bosch, the mystic marriage of Saint Catherine, and a portrait of Salome. An extra treat for this visit was the temporary exhibition on the history and religious art...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank grahamc785
Reviewed February 26, 2018

There are four floors of artifacts to see, with the top floor being a great large expansive room of religious sculptures that are magnificent. The paintings around the edges of this room are really exciting too. A bit of a best kept secret, probably because...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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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