February 21, 2018 by The Atlas Team
Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga
Classical paintings, decorative art, and a splash of iconography
Housed in a former palace, this is the place to see the old master’s fine art, fancy Baroque couches, Rococo chaise lounges, and often-times disturbing iconography that makes you wish you’d been on better behavior last night. It’s nice to take a spin-through and ogle the opulent rooms, but the real gem is its cafeteria… not for the food, but for the garden out back. Grab a plate of the day and a glass of vinho and dine in the royal gardens with a killer view of the Tejo. It’s free to enter the cafeteria (and the park too, though it’s kind of rude not to buy a coffee at least), but if you want to enter the museum, it’ll cost ya.