The National Museum of Ancient Art was established in Lisbon back in 1884. Its collection has only grown bigger with more than 40,000 paintings, textiles, metalwork, sculpture, ceramics, goldware, and so on. The pieces came from Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas. Most were from the Royal Family and from the National Academy of Fine Arts.
Many of the prized masterpieces are works of court artists for the Kings of Portugal from the Middle Ages through the 19th century. Others are items that were collected around the world when the country was at the height of its power with an empire that stretched across different continents.Places nearby:
Things to do in Ajuda, Portugal 3 km / 2 mi
Museu de Marinha: The Navy Museum 4 km / 2 mi
Jardim Zoologico: World Class Animal Sanctuary in Lisbon 4 km / 2 mi
Belem Tower: Lisbon's Fortress on the Tagus 4 km / 3 mi
See Fantastic Sea Creatures At The Lisbon Oceanarium 8 km / 5 mi