Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga, Lisbon

(4.3/5 based on 800+ reviews on the web)
The vast collection of art housed at Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga 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. Put Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga into our Lisbon vacation trip planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Lisbon.
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  • Started our visit at opening time and missed the larger groups. It's a light airy building with quite a lot of carpeting so it was easier on the feet (important if you visit several places in a day) H...  more »
  • This national museum offers to see the visitor many works of European art. Among the paintings and sculpture that are worth the detour, a magnificent triptych of Bosch, an exceptional Dürer, a marble by Rodin and a superb chick. There are also some works that have been offered by the Gulbenkian Foundation. At the gold level, there are a few important pieces by Thomas Germain. A garden can also be visited in the Museum below. Visit not to be missed.
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  • Great Museum with impressive collection in a very wide space where portray the Portuguese culture old.
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  • The most comprehensive art museum in Portugal. Special focus is put on the influences from the colonies in Portugal and vice versa.
  • Great asian section, a lot of historical pieces envolving Portugals past. Must see.
  • The art in this museum is very diverse. There are artifacts from all over the world. It's a great place to choose for an art project or art analysis (which is what I went for). As a student, I only had to pay €3.
  • Must see! The museum houses an excellent collection of art from Portugal's past, including its overseas history. The Asian exhibits are truly remarkable!
  • This is a huge museum. Definitely worth the visit. Has many different pieces, from the Portuguese history and many religious art. Free to visit on the first Sunday of the month.