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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 combination of paintings, relics, and some oriental pieces shows Lisbon’s place in the medieval period as an important stop for those coming around the Cape route from Asia. Portugal’s unique location comes through in the art with Asian, Moorish, and European influences colliding. Whether you are an art enthusiast or casual observer, you can appreciate this place.

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Reviewed 1 week 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 alone worth the price of admission.

Thank DenBob33
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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 laid out museum with a lovely modern extension. Stars for me were the Hieronymous Bosch and Durer painting.
Some lovely ceramics and Namban screens and the panels of St. Vincent.
Lovely cafe again reasonable prices with outdoor seating in small gardens overlooking waterfront.
Well worth a visit.

Thank Janerat
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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
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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 painted screens are especially fine

Thank Albia-Newton
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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 art could have been removed and no one would have missed it. Variety is badly needed. There are other artifacts but they seemed very limited.

Thank wladamson
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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 items of decorative art. particularly liked the folding Namban screens. There is a small cafe with a pleasant garden. Be warned about the buses and trams back to Lisbon. We went down to the main road to get a bus or tram but could not get on as it was a Sunday afternoon and they were all full of people returning from Belem. You can get buses from above the museum but some of them come from Belem, although it might be easier to get a bus from there.

Thank ES1211
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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
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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.

Thank Penhadafranca
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