Ancient Art Museum

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Basic info

Type of attraction


Portuguese name

Museu Nacional Arte Antiga


Rua das Janelas Verdes


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How to visit


Adult: 10€
Youngsters (13-24): 5€
Seniors (over 65): 5€
Aged 12 or under: Free

Free acess
  • Lisboa Card Holders
  • Children aged 12 or under
  • Sundays (only for Portugal residents)
Opening times

10am–6pm | Tuesday – Sunday

Last admission at 5.45 pm

Closing days

January 1st, Easter Sunday, May 1st, June 13rd & December 25th


Rua das Janelas Verdes

Public transports

Av. 24 Julho > Museum
Bus 728, 732, 760

Largo de Santos > Museum
Tram 25E

More details

  • Panels of St. Vincent (level 3, room 12)
  • Temptations of St. Anthony by Hieronymus Bosch (level 1, room 61)
  • Belém Monstrance by Gil Vicente (level 2, room 29)
  • St. Jerome by Albrecht Dürer (level 1, room 61)
  • Tile Panel, Alfiz (level 2, room 20)
  • Ceremonial Armchair – said to be of King Afonso V (level 1, room 36)
  • The Chapel of St Albert

1833 – Abolition of religious orders and confiscation of their property (including artwork from monasteries)

1884 – The National Ancient Art Museum (MNAA) was created and housed in the Palácio Alvor (also known as “Janelas Verdes Palace”

1916 – The St. Vincent panels were installed in the museum

1940 – Expansion of facilities by acquisition of the nearby former St Albert Carmelite monastery which was transformed into an annex connected by a footbridge; The convent’s 18th century chapel (baroque style) has been incorporated into the museum

the surroundings

Pastéis de Belém

Rua de Belém nº 84 a 92
Phone: +351 213637423

Lisbon iconic custard tart
Long queues but mooving fast
On-site cafe & take-away custard tart

Le Chat

Jardim 9 de Abril
Phone: +351 213963668

12h30 – 1h00 (Mon – Thu)
12h30 – 2h00 (Fri – Sat)
12h30 – 1h00 (Sun)

Restaurant with a nice terrace
It has an extensive cocktail list

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