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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 223 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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Annapolis, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Nice displays of art, but the lighting is often dark and piece descriptions are often lower to the ground requiring guests to bend over often to read. Pieces are placed far apart therefore much crisscrossing across large rooms is required to catch all the displays.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Clear presentation, few visitors, real masterpieces of art in the middle of a public garden in Praça de Espanha. I recommend the visit of this museum as you will appreciate Renaissance painting, Oriental art (such as Persian carpets) and XIX century paintings. It's a 2 hours visit, depend if you want to spend more time reading everything but it's worth... More

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Tampa, F.
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28 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

My wife and I toured this excellent museum earlier this month. It is just a delight! The art, artifacts, and sculptures are presented in a relaxed, well spaced environment. Clearly Calouste Gulbenkian had very good taste and the money to support it. The Museum was free to seniors on the day we went and it was well attended, but the... More

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Flint, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This Museum is a must on your holiday agenda. We had an excellent time, and all the exhibits offer visitors a continuous dialogue between Nature and Art. There are over 6000 pieces to view. The museum also has a cafe with delicious food and drinks which you can either eat indoors or in the garden outside.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

It´s really a treasure inside Lisbon. With a beautiful garden, yhis museum will take you from Egypt to many other civilizations. Take a trip with History!

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Stratford-upon-Avon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Good layout, good labelling of exhibits. Reasonable entry price. Very long, slow queues for tickets and at the cafe.

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Hull,uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

it is quite astounding to think that this collection was owned by one man. I'm not an art fan normally but the sheer quality of some of the pieces is stunning. from painting to panels to glassware to furniture all amazing. Spend a couple of hours her but don't dwell on the first things for too long or you will... More

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Porto, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

This a must go in Lisbon! To assist a concert in the gardens in Gulbenkian is like a pray for your sanity. Fantastic place!

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Rabat, El Kelaa des Srarhna, Morocco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Go for the collections of historic Islamic art, including a world class collection of rugs and lamps, and for contemporary and modern art. The café is delicious and the maze-like gardens worth exploring for a few hours.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

It is a museum with a great variaty of differenct styles. You have paintings, sculptures, tableware, coins and more... Also it come from a lot of different countries. Holland with the paintings, tableware from Japan, sculptures all over the world. On a sunday the entrance is totally free. And please if you go, don't forget the gardens. they are quiet... More

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