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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.
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  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Rua das Janelas Verdes 1249 - 017, Lisbon 1249 - 017, Portugal
+351 21 391 2800
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Reviewed 1 week 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 2 weeks ago 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 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

Thank NavidS269
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

This museum does a masterful job of providing the perfect environment for displaying its wonderful art works. There is no clutter and you can easily move about and enjoy the wonderful collections.

Thank yogiacomo
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Very ancient art scene a large stock of paintings, St. Antony's temptation, by H. Bosch, the National Museum is one of the nicest in Lisbon, often there are also expositions, temporary exhibitions, merite a visit; around are nice gardens and a coffeshop.

Thank Manuela L
Reviewed 23 July 2017

This museum has an excellent collection of ancient art until 19 century (it was founded in 1884...). Remarcable pieces of Portuguese ancient art, and also pieces from Piero della Francesca, Lucas Cranach, the Elder, Albrecht Dürer, Jheronymus Bosch, among other. Worth to visit. Good restaurant...More

Thank abmoniz
Reviewed 16 July 2017

The national museum - obviously beset with problems. Some very exceptional paintings are housed there, e. g. The Temptation of St. Anthony by Hieronymus Bosch. But on my visit 2/3 of the museum was closed due to staff shortage (the Portuguese and Asian galleries were...More

Thank Hans_Staden
Reviewed 15 July 2017

If one enjoys museums, this is one worth visiting in Lisbon.There are so many displays and sometimes special exhibitions that one can easily spend two to three hours mesmerizing at the displays, it is like a miniature Louvres!!

Thank Reviewer W
Reviewed 3 July 2017

The museum contains many different masters creation from different centuries. This is a must go in Lisbon, you can easily spent 2 -3 hours going through all the paintings, sculptures and reading through the descriptions. Outside the musem, there are benches facing the sea, and...More

Thank Ivy H
Reviewed 2 July 2017

Nice museum in a very nice part of town. the collection is very good and the Bosch triptych is the icing on the cake. lovely garden cafe with a view. visit.

Thank mr_keith_talent
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