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Gulbenkian Museum (Museu Calouste Gulbenkian)

Address: Avenida de Berna 45a, Lisbon 1067-001, Portugal
Phone Number: + 351 21 782 3000
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Ranked #57 of 353 Activities in Lisbon
Type: Art Museums, Ballets, Symphonies, Theater & Concerts, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The Gulbenkian complex features a museum that houses a magnificent private collection of Persian...
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Type: Art Museums, Ballets, Symphonies, Theater & Concerts, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The Gulbenkian complex features a museum that houses a magnificent private collection of Persian art, Egyptian sculptures, and paintings by the Old Masters, as well as two concert halls for music and ballet performances.

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Norwich
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

This is a most fabulous and varied collection and we felt privileged to have seen it. The ceramics, painting masterpieces, the Lalique collection and so much more are all very fine indeed. The gardens are beautiful and the cafe serves a mean custard tart. This is a real must for the visitor to Lisbon.

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Ayrshire, Scotland
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6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

A wonderful building with excellent displays. All items were so expertly presented and it was very easy to follow the history. Very impressive museum with such high quality display techniques specially built for the items. So refreshing to visit such a high quality museum. The building itself was a delight to walk around and was of equal interest to the... More 

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Kirriemuir, United Kingdom
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Spacious, well labelled displays of the phenomenal array and range of his acquisitions. Was surprised at the range of Lalique objects on show.

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Chichester
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

This collection is quite breathtaking. The early Islamic section was my favourite area, with such quality and bright colours. Everything is displayed to perfection - the pottery and tableware, silk fabrics and carpets, sculptures, paintings, furniture. At 5 Euros, it represented excellent value for money and was well worth the visit.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

It's not the Louvre, but considering this is ONE guy's collection, impressive doesn't begin to explain what this is- Renaissance paintings, Egyptian artifacts, Renoir, Degas, Rembrandt... Not to be missed

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Silver Spring, Maryland, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Worth the trip out of the city by Metro, inexpensive and worth the time and effort to get there. Has good cafe, peaceful park, art museum and venues for concerts. El Cortes Ingles department store is within walking distance.

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Puyallup, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Great but not comprehensive. Reflects the tastes and interest of the benefactor. One of the ones to see if you are Lisbon and have time.

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Quincy, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

It's always fun to see artwork, and the Gulbenkian has some standout paintings that you want to be sure to see. But the best part of the museum is the Lalique collection. The Lalique items are exquisite gem-encrusted confections that beg for close, extended examination. Total treat! Over all, the Museum reminded me of the Barnes in Philadelphia, a quirky... More 

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New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Excellent museum with wide range of classical and oriental art.......decorative rugs and tiles from Turkey and Persia, statues and paintings from Europe, vases from China. Lots of beautiful things. The building and grounds are architecturally interesting. Beautifully laid out gardens.....perfect for a stroll. Well worth the time to visit. Easy access from metro.

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Grezels, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Words almost fail me (but not quite!). A chilly January Tuesday morning is neither the time nor place to expect such a rich and rewarding experience, but do what we did, enter at ten o'clock and leave after midday with wonderful memories. The garden setting is perfect with windows showing the outside just often enough to allow one to take... More 

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