National Museum Ancient Art

The National Museum of Ancient Art in Lisbon is a place full of history and inspiring stories. Located in the heart of the city, this museum has been around since 1884 and houses some of the most impressive collection of ancient artefacts from Europe, Africa and beyond. The museum was founded by an art collector named Antonio Augusto de Moncada who had a passion for collecting rare works of art.

Over time it has become one of Lisbon’s most renowned attractions, drawing visitors from all over the world who come to admire its impressive collection. Visitors can explore numerous rooms filled with diverse pieces such as Portuguese baroque painting, Flemish tapestries and Islamic pottery dating back centuries ago.

Featuring artwork from as far back as the twelfth century CE, visitors can explore iconic paintings, sculptures, jewelry and other items that reflect hundreds of years’ worth of Portuguese culture. From modern art to religious relics, there’s something here for everyone – especially those looking to get inspired by artistic works from centuries past!

Be sure to take your time while exploring everything that this beautiful museum has to offer – it’s sure to be an experience you won’t forget!

Read what others share about their experience

  • Guillermo Musumeci
    4 weeks ago
    Fantastic museum full of great antiques most of them related to Portugal empire and their colonies....
  • Julius Ang
    2 months ago
    An under publicised hidden gem of an attraction. Maybe the title should be changed from "Ancient" to...
  • Ly M
    5 months ago
    An excellent museum with a variety on display. From ceramics to jewellery to paintings, all...
  • Rob D
    a month ago
    This museum was a disappointment. In the guide book it was described as a museum focused on art...
  • Linden Yee
    3 months ago
    Not the most unique collections, but still a pleasant museum. The art is not nearly so ancient as I...

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