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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 #3 of 212 attractions in Lisbon
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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Washington, DC
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99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

This was a nice change of pace for visiting Lisbon. The museum had a little bit of everything and really enjoyed the Guardi and impressionist paintings in the museum. From the old town of Lisbon, took the Metro to museum which is not too far from city center. On the way back ended up walking to Eduardo VII Park for... More

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San Francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Go on a Sunday morning when it is free to enter. I honestly do not care for the contemporary part of the museum but Mr. Gulbenkian's original collection is priceless, of incredibly high quality. Usually their temporary exhibitions are very good as well.

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Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Unique pieces of oriental arts. This museum is definitelyt worth visiting, even if a bit away from the city center.

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

As an art lover this is truly one of the nicest art museums I have visited in Europe. It has a great permanent collection and is very elegant and well curated. I´d go back again and again. Its also worth mentioning that the foundation has a very active program with temporary exhibitions, conferences, talks, concerts and workshops. I´d go back... More

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San Francisco
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Really enjoyed doing something different while in Lisbon. It's a small museum but well designed and interesting because of it's variety of articles. The Lalique room was worth the time by itself. Took a cab from city center.

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Massachusetts
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

This is an interesting, albeit somewhat out of the way, small museum that contains a chronologically arranged survey of art and art forms from 2500 B.C. onward. The fact that it is so inclusive is both its strength and weakness since it's an approach that can be superficial but also educational. The museum does have specialties in its spectacular collection... More

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

The diversity of the pieces they had was outstanding. It scanned ancient Greece, Ancient Rome, medieval times, Asia, Africa, Europe and all fit together like a glove....

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

The fact that one man was able to amass this enormous collection is amazing, but not as amazing as the superb quality and diversity of it all. To imagine those huge tapestries with cherubs hanging in his dining room! I enjoyed the clocks best of all, especially as they seemed to all be in perfect working condition. The one with... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

It took us some time to find our way to the museum but well worth it. Excellent displays most of which were explained in English as well. Wonderful 19th and 20th century art - Monet, Matisse, Gainsborough, Rembrandt and many more. Do visit!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Very good collection of art from around the world Manageable size and no of exhibits The exhibition of Russian Czarist collection was fascinating The display notes could be better lit for ease of reading Good facilities and easy to reach from San Sebastiao Metro Well worth a visit

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