Ancient Art National Museum (Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga)

Discover the most relevant art museum in Lisbon and wonder on its history. 

Ancient Art National Museum (Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga), Lisbon, Portugal
Ancient Art National Museum © V. Oliveira

The Ancient Art National Museum (Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga) is constituted by one of the most relevant museums from the XII and XIX centuries in Portugal.

From the interior of this magnificent museum you might discover paintings, sculpture, drawings and many other valuable art pieces from europe and asia.

Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga, Lisboa, Portugal
Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga ©Hugo M.Carriço

The building that houses the museum already holds a troubled history. It was first a convent (on the XVII century) from the famous Távora family, executed by Marquês de Pombal, a palace and then a Fine Arts and Archaeologic museum, inaugurated in 1884. In 1911 it was instituted the Ancient Art National Museum directed by José Figueiredo.

This museum exposes more than 2200 national and european paintings, 3200 jewelry pieces from Portugal and France, 1700 furniture pieces, 7500 pieces in portuguese, european and asian porcelain as well as 4500 pieces of fabric.

If you’re interested in history and european paintings don’t hesitate on visiting this valuable and unique museum.

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Rua das Janelas Verdes, Lisboa


Normal Adult - 5,00€
Disabled - 2,50€
Youth Card - 2,00€
There are special prices for groups.
Free entrance for children till 14 years old and on sundays till 2pm.


Tuesdays from 14pm till 5.30pm
Wednesday to Sunday from 10am till 5.30pm
Closed on mondays, easter sunday, 1st January, 1st May, 25th December.


(+351) 21 397 3703

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Bus: 713, 714, 727.


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