Masterpieces from major Spanish painters at the Museum of Ancient Art

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Masterpieces from major Spanish painters at the Museum of Ancient Art

El Greco, the top painter of mannerism, on exhibit with Goya, Sorolla, and Zurbaran for an exceptional show in Lisbon.

Art from the 15th to the 19th centuries is on display at the National Museum of Ancient Arts, a majestic palace built in the 17th century. Through these artists from different generations, you can appreciate the evolution of Spanish painting. Created in 1884, this museum is considered the most important in Lisbon. It presents a rich collection of painters from the 14th to the 20th centuries, as well as numerous pieces of silverware and ceramics. There is also the most beautiful set of Portuguese primitive art, including several religious pieces such as The Adoration of St. Vincent by Nuno Goncalves and The Temptation of St. Anthony by Hieronymus Bosch. You will also find other European artists like Carlos Frei, Vasco Fernandes, Gregório Lopes, Vieira Portuense, and Domingos Sequeira. A pretty walk among the art, to be prolonged through the museum's lovely sculpture garden.

Old Masters of Spanish Painting: Greco, Zurbarán, Goya and Sorolla
Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga
Rua das Janelas Verdes
1249-017 Lisbon

From 20 November until 3 April 2016

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. from Wednesday to Sunday
2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays
Closed on public holidays