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Gulbenkian Museum (Museu Calouste Gulbenkian)

Avenida de Berna 45a, Lisbon 1067-001, Portugal
+ 351 21 782 3000
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As featured in 3 days in Lisbon
Ranked #3 of 217 attractions in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Ballets, Concerts, Symphonies
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Traveler Description: Hours: Tuesday to Sunday: 10 am to 5:45 pm. Closed on Mondays and on the following holidays: Jan. 1, Easter Sunday, May 1, and Dec. 25. Web... more »
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Barcelona, Spain
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

This is a private collection of Armenian oil tycoon M. Calouste Sarkis Gulbenkian also known as "Mr. 5%", because he always kept that percentage of ownership in his companies. Quiet place, good library, concerts series. While visiting it you will understand why both the UK and France did everything they could to get it. Gulbenkian was not very happy with... More

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Glasgow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Went on a Sunday for the free entry and expected it to be packed out but it was quiet and a lovely place to visit - walk through the park first to get a feel for the whole space. Very manageable size and a great mix of sculpture, paintings, jewellery, carpets, tiles etc.

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The speciallyty is that is a museum of the richiest men of 1920´s with a extraordinary good taste on all aspects of the art it is a small museum were you will find the best from Egipt to Art-deco passing by Japan or mediaval age, the artedeco jwelarry is incredible and it is a must (don't forget to give a... More

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Philadelphia
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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

If you are a lover of the decorative arts, a visit to this museum is a MUST in Lisbon. We went on a Sunday and lucked into free admission. It is a museum of a private collection, so don't expect it to be perfectly curated, but there is so much beauty in the objects of the collection that every turn... More

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channel islands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

One man's eclectic collection. Shunned by many countries at the outbreak of war, the Portugese had the good sense to offer a home to the collector and his collection. Artefacts from the ancient world up to and including the Impressionists and the most wonderful collection of Lalique jewellery. A visit to the rather haphazardly run but very pleasant self service... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

It was ok. A bit boring and the exhibits seemed a bit disjointed, but thats probably because its from a private collection. The ancient egypt room was quite good, and all the exhibits were well spaced out so you could appreciate the stuff. But for €2.50 (student prices, normally €5) its worth a visit if you have spare time, and... More

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AZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We were impressed by the collection and thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Senior rates made the entry €2.50 each. Easy to devote less than 2 hours and cover it in a leisurely manner. Be aware that you can be dropped off fairly close to the entrance-our taxi did not and my husband using a cane had a lot of waking to... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

It takes short walk from metro station Sao Sebastiao. It was interesting to see many materials from my country (TURKEY) and middle east.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The Museum is very well organized by theme rooms and there is a lot of attention to details. As a previous reviewer noted, clocks are in working order and display the right time. Another example is the lighting in the Egyptian room which is very subtle and strategically placed. It's quite impressive to see the quantity, the diversity and the... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We went on a Friday and it was FREE -- you just had to ask for tickets at the desk. A wonderful collection of art from all over.

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