Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga

Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga information

Location
Lisbon , Portugal
Address
Rua das Janelas Verdes
More information
www.museudearteantiga.pt
Prices
admission €5, free 10am-2pm Sun
Opening hours
2-6pm Tue, 10am-6pm Wed-Sun
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Set in a lemon-fronted, 17th-century palace, the Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga is Lapa’s biggest draw. It presents a star-studded collection of European and Asian paintings and decorative arts. Keep an eye out for highlights such as Nuno Gonçalves’ naturalistic Panels of São Vicente, Dürer’s St Jerome, Lucas Cranach’s haunting Salomé and Courbet’s bleak Snow .

Other gems include golden wonder the Monstrance of Belém, a souvenir from Vasco da Gama’s second voyage, and 16th-century Japanese screens depicting the arrival of the namban (southern barbarians), namely big-nosed Portuguese explorers.