National Museum of Ancient Art, Lisbon

4.4
#6 of 91 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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  • This is a museum for art and history lovers. The collection is very good. You can manage within an hour.  more »
  • It is a very complete museum with beautiful works and very important statuary. It is to mention the panels of S. Vicente that are exceptional.
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  • Beautiful building with an amazing collection. It is very spacious and cozy. I don't give 5 stars because in some of the rooms the lighting was not helpful to appreciate the paintings when one sits in front of them. The staff could be a little bit more friendly.
  • This museum is definitely worth going to. Not only do they have important pieces of European art, but they also have very important parts of Portuguese history. Definitely worth a visit if you'd like to understand the country's history better. We spent around 3 or 4 hours there and saw everything there was to see. All the floors, all the exhibits.
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