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National Museum of Ancient Art (NMAA) Tours

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National Museum of Ancient Art (NMAA)
Housed in a former grand palace—the yellow-walled Palácio Alvor—Lisbon’s National Museum of Ancient Art (Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga) contains the best collection of Portuguese art in the world. The stunning building also showcases key works by other European artists including Piero della Francesca and Albrecht Dürer. 

The Basics
The National Museum of Ancient Art’s collection comprises more than 40,000 items including oil paintings, sculptures, and illuminated manuscripts along with other artifacts. Highlights of the collection include Nuno Gonçalves’ Panels of St. Vincent, a unique “group portrait” depicting important members of the Portuguese court in the 15th century. Another must-see work is a portrait of St. Jerome by Dürer, painted in the early 16th century. 

NMAA is a popular stop along hop-on hop-off bus or tram tours of the city.

Things to Know Before You Go 
  • The National Museum of Ancient Art (NMAA) is ideal for art lovers, especially those interested in Portuguese and European painting and sculpture from the 13th to 18th centuries.
  • You can book guided tours with museum staff in advance. 
  • Discounts are available for senior citizens and students, and entry is free on the first Sunday of each month.
  • There’s a great view of the river from the square adjacent to the museum. 
  • The museum is accessible to wheelchair users.

How to Get There 
The ancient art museum is on the edge of downtown Lisbon. Public transportation makes getting there easy: Take tram 15E, 18E, or 25E, or bus 713, 714, 727, 728, 732, or 760.

When to Get There 
The museum is open 10am to 6pm Tuesday to Sunday year-round, with a few holiday closures. Most visitors spend around two hours exploring the exhibits. The museum makes a nice spot to cool off on hot summer days. 

Take a Stroll in Jardim da Estrela
The Star Garden (Jardim da Estrela) is a charming park in Lisbon with walking paths, pools, and shaded benches. There’s a café serving coffee and light snacks, and a children’s playground too. It’s popular with locals but is also great for visitors in need of a break from museums and city sightseeing. 

Address: R. das Janelas Verdes, Lisbon, Portugal
Admission: Varies
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2 Hour Lisbon Sunset and Wine Sailing Tour

2 Hour Lisbon Sunset and Wine Sailing Tour

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See Lisbon’s monuments from the water during a 2-hour cruise including wine. Board a sailboat at the harbor and relax while you take in the city views from a unique perspective. See Belém Tower, the neoclassical Ajuda National Palace, Ponte 25 de Abril (25th of April Bridge) and more. Savor this unforgettable experience while you are served Portuguese wine!
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Lisbon Combo: Hop-On Hop-Off Tour with Three Routes Including Tram

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See Lisbon’s top attractions on a hop-on hop-off combo tour, including four routes. Admire 360-degree views on a double-decker bus ride to Rossio Square and the Square of the Fig Tree along the Modern Lisbon route. On the Monumental Belem bus route (ticket valid between May and October), see the UNESCO-listed Belem Tower and Jeronimos Monastery. Travel along the seasonal route including stops in old Alfama district, Bairro Alto, and Chiado neighborhoods and Estrela Park.
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Lisbon Sunset Sensations Sailing Tour with white or rosé wine & snacks

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Lisbon Sunset Sensations Sailing Tour with white or rosé wine & snacks

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Experience a sunset you're not soon to forget on this private sailing excursion from Lisbon. Your private charter takes you and your group of up to 10 on an unforgettable cruise around Lisbon’s surrounding area, starting with Belém and the famous Monument of Discoveries. Watch the setting sun play on the Champalimaud Foundation and sail under the Ponte 25 de Abril bridge. Enjoy complimentary wine as finally head towards the sunset for an unforgettable moment.
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PRIVATE BOAT TOUR Lisbon

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See Lisbon like you never have before during this 2-hour scenic sailing tour. Look out for the city’s famous monuments as you sail along the harbor, including Belém Tower, the National Museum of Ancient Art, the Belem Cultural Center, Discovery Monument, the Belém Palace Gardens, and Jeronimos Monastery, among many others. Sip on delicious Portuguese wine throughout the cruise and enjoy the feeling of being on the water as you experience Lisbon in a totally unique and fun way.
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Sightseeing Lisbon Sailing Tour - Small-Group 2-Hour

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Admire Lisbon from the water on a sailing tour with a knowledgeable skipper. You’ll pass by waterfront attractions like Praça do Comércio, Belém Tower and Jerónimos Monastery as you enjoy a tasting of Portuguese wine and listen to commentary about the history and sights of the city.
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Sailing day cruise with bottle of wine & snacks

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Lisbon Sunset Sensations on a Private Sailing Boat with wine&snacks

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Admire Lisbon at the most magical time of day during a sunset sailing tour that provides a romantic experience ideal for couples. In a small group limited to 12 people, you’ll get unobstructed views of Lisbon landmarks from the water, without having to jostle the crowds on land, and enjoy a glass of sparkling wine as you sail.
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Trip to Lisbon South Bay with lunch

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In this private sailing tour, you can enjoy the landscape upriver from Terreiro do Paço to the fantastic Lisbon South Bay and also enjoy a meal in a typical local restaurant. Typical portuguese meal is included on your trip. This trip is for a duration os approximately 6h. We start at 10h00 in the morning, arrive Seixal at 12h30. The duration of returning back trip is 2h of pure relaxing. The minimum of guests for this tour is 2, we do it just for 2 people. Come sail with us!!
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Discovery Walk in Lisbon’s Estrela and Prazeres: diving into the forgotten past

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What’s waiting for you to the west of Lisbon’s centre? Experience the irresistible charm of Lisbon’s quiet neighbourhoods, Estrela and Campo de Ourique. Two lush, very different gardens, and the serene labyrinthic cemetery of Prazeres are simply mesmerising! Along the trail, created by self-proclaimed Lisbon-maniac Berenika, you’ll learn curious stories of the places that not even many locals know about. You’ll have fun solving riddles connecting you to the area in a memorable way. During this experience, you will: - Explore Lisbon during this interactive and fun discovery walk - Keep a comfortable distance from other people throughout the experience - Learn about the history and local stories of Estrela, Campo de Ourique & Prazeres in a playful way - Solve location-based riddles to unlock directions to your next stop - Discover hidden spots This discovery walk is an educational and fun activity for friends, couples, families, locals, visitors, and team building.
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Combine a tour with a hop-on hop-off bus tour of Belém to explore every aspect of Lisbon. Tailor this pair of tours to fit your schedule, do them in whatever order you choose. Other discounts and admission passes are included in your tour package.
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Belém Lisbon Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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Maximize your time in Lisbon with a hop-on hop-off bus tour that checks off all the highlights of the historic city. It’s the ideal choice for independent travelers, with the flexibility to visit the sights at your own pace and on-board commentary to ensure you don’t miss anything. Best of all: ] enjoy unlimited 24-hour access to the Belém Lisbon route, including the Jerónimos Monastery and the Tower of Belém.
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GoCar Historic Lisbon Experience 1h to 7h!

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Go for an exciting ride through Lisbon on a solo GPS-guided GoCar tour leaving from downtown Lisbon. This tour is fun and easy way to see Lisbon’s best attractions. With a GPS and narrator, you won’t have to think twice about turns. Simply let the GPS tell you where to go, stop, and discover Lisbon’s squares, architecture, and historic sights. Then drive on and the tour continues from where you stopped. Select from four different itineraries and tour lengths and enjoy Lisbon’s best neighborhoods with all the freedom to go at your own pace.
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e-bike old town (Alfama)

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Hen Party Lunch Tour - (Segway + Lunch + photo shoot)

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