National Museum of Ancient Art, Lisbon

4.4
#6 of 90 in Museums in Lisbon
The vast collection of art housed at National Museum of Ancient Art includes paintings, sculptures, textiles, furniture, drawings, and other decorative arts created between the 15th and 19th centuries. Housed inside a lemon-colored palace from the 17th century, the museum remains one of city's major draws, presenting the evolution of European and Asian art through the ages. Pay special attention to the large panels depicting members of medieval Portuguese society paying respects to St. Vincent, the patron saint of Lisbon. This work, attributed to artist Nuno Goncalves, represents one of the first collective portraits in European art. Other museum highlights include masterpieces by Durer, Bosch, Cranach, Raphael, Tintoretto, and Velazquez. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to National Museum of Ancient Art and many more Lisbon attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Lisbon itinerary maker site.
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  • It might be not large, and the collection might seem not impressive but it has a rare painting by Hieronimus Bosch. You don't find many of his works anywhere except Prado Museum of Madrid. And there.....  more »
  • The building is lovely, especially the tilework but overall the collection is not so impressive. The Alfama neighborhood is wonderful and charming so walking down the steep streets back to the center....  more »
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  • Absolutely fantastic. .. 5 stars. Amazing. Fantastic. Wonderful.. We were there all day long. Love it...
  • A lot better than expected. So glad we visited. We paid extra for the temporary exhibitions. Staff was friendly and helpful. Had a delicious Portuguese lunch in the restaurant.
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