Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga

Type: Art & Culture, Art Museums, Historic Sites, Museums

Map / Directions 10Best Says

Portugal's national gallery houses the largest collection of Portuguese 15th- and 16th-century paintings in the country, but this revered museum is also home to a glittering array of European art from...  Read More


  • Museums: "The museum issues a helpful top ten works of art guide, but look out, too, for less recognised pieces like the beautiful Reliquary Casket of Saint Francis Xavier from Goa, worked from pierced silver and gilt in 1686."
  • Best for Museums Because: The museum combines the largest collection of Portuguese paintings in the country with European, Oriental and African art, plus an absorbing display of applied arts.

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