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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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Ranked #2 of 223 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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The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Paintings you have it all here. This place is for those who cherish culture. The tour busses do have a stop here and you can take the metro aswell if you wish. You can spent many hours here. Hungry? Restaurant O Police across the street offers you good food.

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Bergen, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Nothing special but a beautiful park. There was some famous paintings, other than that it was not anything special.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Besides the magnificent grdens just on the center of Lisbon, a place to visit on a hot day. The quality of the art colection, merits the visit.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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165 attraction reviews
301 helpful votes 301 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Note - the Gulbenkian's hours are 10 am - 6 pm and it is closed on Mondays. The Gulbenkian features masterpieces of many famous artists and ages, including Rembrandt, Monet, Manet, Turner, etc, etc. Yet the collection is not as good as that of the real top museums such as the Rijksmuseum, the Louvre, the Metropolitan, or for that matter... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

If you visit Lisbon and did not visit the Gulbenkian Museum, it is the same as not having visited Lisbon at all! An unbelievable museum, stunning collection from coins to Rembrandt, jewelry to carpets. Just make absolutely certain you do not miss this museum, which is one of the 10 best in Europe. Probably the only museum in the world... More

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Paris, France
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Excellent museum -amazing collection. A piece of hisory you will not be able to find anywhere else. Plan at the very least a two hour visit but could also make a five hour visit.

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North Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

The best world-class museum you've never heard of! Oil tycoon Gulbenkian shrewdly amassed an extraordinary personal collection of decorative and fine art, employing a true connoisseur's knowledge and discernment in the process. Particularly strong on Islamic and East Asian decorative objects, including Persian carpets, textiles, Turkish tiles, Japanese lacquer ware and Chinese porcelains. The European section contains a varied selection... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

The collection is eclectic and marvelous. The gardens are lovely and peaceful. The cafe is pleasant and serves good food. There are concerts in the garden on some evenings.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Best museum in the lisbon,place where you can spend whole day and enjoy. Personaly could spend hours in front of the pictures of rembrant and rubens. Even if you are not used to go to museums do not miss the chance to go to gulbenkian museum because this experience you will remember untill the end of your life!

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This private museum should be on anyone's itinerary for Lisbon. Set in its own parkland just five minutes' walk from the top of Parque Eduardo VII, it is one of the best thought-out and displayed museums I have ever seen. It is not huge - but it is fascinating. Starting with Egyptian and Mesopotamian art, moving through Islamic and near-eastern... More

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