Ancient Art National Museum
The Ancient Art National Museum (MNAA) hosts the country’s largest public collection of paintings, sculpture, decorative arts – Portuguese, European and from Portugal’s former colonies – ranging from the Middle Ages to the 19th century including a significant number of exhibits listed as “national treasures”. Noteworthy among them are the Panels of St. Vincent by Nuno Gonçalves, a masterpiece of European painting from the 15th century; the monstrance of Belém by Gil Vicente, commissioned by King D. Manuel I in 1506; the Namban folding screens from late 16th century bearing witness to the Portuguese presence in Japan; the Temptation of St. Anthony by Bosch, a supreme example of an early 16th century Flemish painting; Saint Jerome by Dürer, an innovative representation of the saint along with important works by Memling, Rafael, Cranach or Piero della Francesca. Housed in the Palace of the Counts of Alvor, in Lisbon’s Santos district, the MNAA and its garden (including a restaurant and a terrace) provide an exceptional view over the River Tagus and the Port of Lisbon.
The Museum was inaugurated on 2 June 1884 in response to a long-awaited wish to provide accommodation for the works of art that came into possession of the State after the religious orders were abolished in 1834. This 17th-century palace, commissioned by the first Count of Alvor, was refurbished in 1911 and acquired its current name. The next door Convent of St. Albert, derelict by then, was demolished in 1918 so that the museum extended its premises. A vast annex, designed by the architect Rebello de Andrade, was inaugurated in 1940.
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- Governing body:
- António Filipe Pimentel
- Rua das Janelas Verdes 1249-017 Lisboa
- Lat: 38.7053224 Long: -9.160905800000023
- + 351 213 912 800
Urban Bus: 713, 714, 727 (paragem na Rua das Janelas Verdes); 28, 760, 732 (paragem na Av. 24 de Julho)
Electric: 15E, 18E (paragem na Av. 24 de Julho) 25E (paragem no Largo de Santos)
Standard Ticket: - 6,00 €
DGPC Admission Fees - click here
DGPC online tickets - buy here
Conditions of entry to DGPC Museums and Monuments – click here
The entrance is free in National Museums and Monuments at sundays and holidays until 2 p.m. for residents in Portugal.
Children aged 12 and under*
Unemployed EU citizens*
Visitors with reduced mobility (60% disability with documents to prove it) accompanied by one attendant.
ICOM, ICOMOS and APOM members
Researchers /conservators/restorers, museum and/or heritage professionals during the course of their work*
Cultural associations *
Volunteers working for the DGPC with one accompanying person*
European Heritage Days (Sunday)
International Day of Monuments and Sites - 18 April (exclusively for DGPC Monuments)
International Museum Day - 18 May (exclusively for DGPC museums and palaces)
Late-night Museums and Thursday Nights (access restricted to activities organised by the DGPC)
Tourism professionals upon presentation of a proof of registration with the RNAAT
Journalists during the course of their work* with prior notice
DGPC employees* with 3 accompanying persons
Teachers and students of any level of education, including universities for senior citizens, during study visits duly proven, and upon prior reservation confirmed by the relevant Dependent Service*
Groups of accredited Portuguese welfare institutions or social work departments of municipalities or other public interest institutions. Prior approval is required from the DGPC executive board.
* Proof of entitlement required.
Visitors aged 65 or older* - 50%
Student’s card (not for study visits) - 50%
Youth Card - 50%
Family ticket (minimum 4 members of near family or similar) - 50%
Protocols with third party institutions - 20%
Purchase of over 250 tickets per visit with a minimum 48h notice – 7.5%
Purchase of over 500 tickets per visit with a minimum 48h notice - 10%
Purchase of over 1000 tickets per visit with a minimum 48h notice - 15%
Riverfront - National Museum of Ancient Art + National Tile Museum + National Pantheon - 15,00 €
Lisbon - 8 Lisbon Museums (Dr. Anastácio Gonçalves House-Museum + Music Museum + Chiado Museum + National Museum of Ancient Art + National Tile Museum + National Costume Museum + National Theatre Museum + National Pantheon) - 25,00 €
Advance reservation required for groups exceeding 50 persons.
Concessions for bulk tickets will not apply to Combined Tickets.
All concessions applicable to individual tickets will apply to Combined Tickets and guided tours, except for guided tours after closing time.
Advance purchase vouchers are valid up to one year.
Concessions cannot be combined with any other offers.
Smoking or eating is not allowed during visits.
* Proof of entitlement required.
ExhibitionsObra Convidada | A Rendição do Eleitor da Saxónia perante o Imperador Carlos V de Luca Giordano
ExhibitionsMitologia e História. Desenhos de Sequeira
Presentations/ Book releasesApresentação de Cão de Jorge Molder
Atividades - Serviços EducativosVisita-Jogo | Aventuras de um Cavaleiro em Vésperas de Natal
ExhibitionsTerra Adentro | A Espanha de Sorolla
Meetings and ConferencesII Fórum Ibérico de Investigação em Museologia / Encontro Anual MuSt | Os Museus e a(s) Sociedade(s). Teorias, Contextos, Histórias, Experiências, Desafios | Chamada para trabalhos
Presentations/ Book releasesSala do Presépio Português
Atividades - Serviços EducativosFesta de Natal no MNAA
Atividades - Serviços EducativosOficinas de Natal no MNAA
TigelaFaience bowl "Namban" - Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga
TravessasPlatter with coat of arms - Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga
Lanyard " Namban Screen" - Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga
Mouse pad "As Tentações de Santo Antão" - Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga
Ballpoint pen "Tentações de Santo Antão" - Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga
AçucareiroSugar bowl - Hunt - Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga
CafeteiraCoffee pot - Hunt - Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga
PublicationsA Custódia de Belém
Frascos de cháSmall tea caddy "monogram and crown"- Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga
Frascos de cháTea caddy "caravel" - Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga
Frascos de cháTea caddy "monogram and crown" - Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga
Chávenas de caféTea cup and saucer - Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga
PublicationsA Custódia de Belém Inglês
PublicationsEsplendores do Oriente/Splendours of the Orient
PublicationsAqua Faianças da Coleção do MNAA
PublicationsJosefa de Óbidos e a Invenção do Barroco Português
CovilhetesMilk jug - Hunt - Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga
SaleirosOval salt cellar - Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga
CovilhetesSweetmeat dish - Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga
PublicationsPanels of São Vicente in Pop-up - Limited edition - Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga
PlacasRetangular plate Namban - Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga
Pratos de faiançaRetangular "Namban" plate - Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga
Etiquetas autocolantesSelf adhesive labels (3) for file holders - Namban screen - Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga
Bases de coposDrink coaster - Blue and white porcelain dish - Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga
EspelhoMirror Portrait of a Lady - Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga
PublicationsA Cidade Global – Lisboa no Renascimento/ The Global City
Caixas de faiançaFaience box Namban screen - Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga
BrincosSilver earrings Namban screen - Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga
Caixas de porcelanaShaped carp box - Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga
TravessasFish shaped platter - Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga
Caixa de óculosNamban Screen eyeglasses box - Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga
PanosEyeglass cleaning microfiber cloth Namban Screen - Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga
SaleirosCrystal salt cellar - Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga
BottleCrystal bottle - Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga
TravessasServing dish - "D. Pedro III" set - Palácio Nacional de Queluz
SaladeiraCrystal salad bowl - Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga
Porta penasQuill holder - Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga
LivroPanels of São Vicente in Pop-up - Museu nacional de Arte Antiga
Last change: 26 April 2018
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