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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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Cambridge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Calouste Gulbenkian was an Armenian who made his money from oil and spent some of it collecting art. His collection is a tour of art history with over 6000 pieces housed in an airy and relaxing building in Lisbon. I particularly enjoyed the glass and ceramics - especially the various styles in use throughout the East. European art puts in... More

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Panama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

regarding sounds be a private collection, it os very small and disappointed museum. You can avoid this visst and prefer several nice place is Lisbon

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Centennial, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Although getting to the Museu Calouste Gulbenkian was a trek from our hotel on the Avenida Da Liberdade upon arrival it met our expectations of an art museum although unlike any we have visited. The building that contains Gulbenkian's collection was specifically constructed in a wonderful way to highlight the art that covers roughly 4,000 years. The museum is located... More

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Mechelen, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This was such a unique and great museum with a lot of variety in its collection, which is very fascinating. I especially liked the room with the Egyptian art, very nice!

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Not in the city's most attractive quarter but full of exquisite artefacts and artworks. There's a lot of material but most is given room to breathe. The place could do with a few more pews for those with city-break leg-ache. Free one day a week right now. Hop on the Metro and get there for great value. Stroll back (all... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

This is a great museum of art from ancient times to modern. It is hidden in a 60s block in a quiet park in downtown Lisbon. Worth visiting, when you fancy a relaxing break.

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Barcelona, Spain
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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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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