National Museum of Ancient Art, Lisbon

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#6 of 79 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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  • 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 m...  more »
  • the name ancient art. might take interest and position some decentralised and intermedia. (but the bus 714 always passes ...) I hope he doesn't take a visit to this museum ... antique one but from the idea of the history of Portugal its link with religiosity and nostalgia of long ago. but some paintings (Bosch) and all are a pleasant surprise if then on Sunday and free ... even better ... I recommend it just for the story.
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  • Very organized this museum which has large pieces of our history while Portuguese. Somewhat big. It takes a few hours to see everything with due attention to the parts require
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  • Not complete what I expected, but lots of good things to see. I expected "ancient" meaning early and pre-historical items, but this was a number of European artifacts from roughly the 1500s and on. My misunderstanding as to what the museum would contain doesn't change that it was great to visit. I just want others to be aware.
  • Very interesting museum, with an excellent collection on decorative arts. Great japanese and indo-portuguese pieces.
  • Just relaxing. Reading all the tags. Bored shopping
  • With a superb collection of middle ages paintings and some outstanding early Japanese screens
  • The museum is large and has nice paintings and sculptures, but mostly religious pieces. Don't let the name fool you though, the oldest piece was from the 12th century, while most are 17th - 18th (80% of the pieces) and even 19th century. The 3rd star is for the nice garden and terrace.

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