Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga, Lisbon

(4.3/5 based on 850+ 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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  • Going to a museum is difficult to keep the energy for over 90 minutes, due to that reason I would advise you to spend most of your time in the Portuguese collection; be sure you’ll see the Nanban art ...  more »
  • beautiful pieces. comfortable, well distributed. guarantee moments of pleasure. a must when in Lisbon
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  • A hidden juwel in Lisbon. For me the absolute highlight was the Heronimus Bosch painting. Stunning details, fascinating to enter the medieval world of shock and awe !  more »
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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.