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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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National Museum of Ancient Art Reviews
A volte si dimentica che per secoli il Portogallo è stato fra le più grandi e ricche potenze europee, con colonie in tutto il mondo. In questo Museo sono raccolte Opere che vanno dal Medioevo al 1800 ... more »It is sometimes forgotten that for centuries Portugal has been among the largest and richest European powers, with colonies all over the world. In this Museum are collected Works ranging from the Middle Ages to 1800 of European invoice but also of other continents. Exhibition very rich in works, furniture, ceramics, silver, cribs. To admire a beautiful Bosch and an equally beautiful Piero della Francesca.
We stopped by on a bus back from Belém. We started on the 4th floor and we were in awe. The space was lovely and the religious art on that floor was from the 1300’s on- sculptures and paintings. On th... more »
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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