- By Kevin
- On Nov 28, 2017
- Travel Tips
This paper is about the tips for Lisben travel,best city sightseeing spots for family vacation.This guide will provide an introduction to Lisbon,by answering some of the common holiday questions and providing links to further in-depth information.
Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga:The National Museum of Ancient Art
The National Museum of Ancient Art is one of Lisbon's great cultural attractions,and a"must see"on any tourist itinerary.This is Portugal's national gallery and houses the largest collection of Portuguese 15th-and 16th-century paintings in the country.An equally impressive display of European,Oriental,and African art adds to the allure.The museum is set west of the city center within a 17th-century palace,itself built over the remains of the Saint Albert Carmelite monastery,which was virtually destroyed in the 1755 earthquake.Fortunately,the chapel survived and is integrated into the building.
Set over three levels,the extensive permanent collection requires a good two hours of your time.Begin by exploring the aforementioned St.Albert Chapel on Level 1 and then meander through rooms exhibiting Portuguese applied art-furniture,tapestries,and textiles,among other objects,many reflecting the influences of Portugal's colonial explorations.(Look out for the exquisite 17th-century casket from India crafted in silver-gilt.)
Indeed,Level 1 houses some truly remarkable works.Notable pieces here include Hans Holbein the Elder's Virgin and Child with Saints(1519)and the beautiful 1521 portrait of St.Jerome by Albrecht Dürer.The astonishing fantasy that is The Temptations of St.Anthony(c.1500)by Hieronymus Bosch is a highlight.Jewelry,ceramics,gold,silverware,and art from the Portuguese Discoveries all hold the gaze on Level 2,but make a point of studying the fascinating 16th-century Japanese Namban screens that illustrate the Portuguese trading in Japan.