National Museum of Ancient Art, Lisbon

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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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  • Nice collection, friendly staff. A few very unique pieces - Triptych of the Temptation of St. Anthony in particular  more »
  • Created in 1884, the museum houses the most relevant public collection, from the 12th to 19th centuries: painting, sculpture, silver, gold, tapestries, decorative arts - Portuguese, European...  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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