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Gulbenkian Museum (Museu Calouste Gulbenkian)

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Address: Avenida de Berna 45a, Lisbon 1067-001, Portugal
Phone Number: + 351 21 782 3000
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: The Gulbenkian complex features a museum that houses a magnificent private...
The Gulbenkian complex features a museum that houses a magnificent private collection of Persian art, Egyptian sculptures, and paintings by the Old Masters, as well as two concert halls for music and ballet performances.
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Excellent classical collection

The museum's collection contains 6000 pieces of art. Presented artifacts from oriental to European art. Amazing painting is very good preserved and displayed. Such a beautiful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Haifa, Israel
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Haifa, Israel
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

The museum's collection contains 6000 pieces of art. Presented artifacts from oriental to European art. Amazing painting is very good preserved and displayed. Such a beautiful furniture I have never seen before. Lalique collection at the end not to be missed!

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Naperville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Wonderful museum with an extensive collection of national and international art and sculpture. Well laid out for a quick or extensive tour.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

We've seen a LOT of art museums around the world and their famous paintings, so we skipped the main collection to take in the collection of Portuguese contemporary art. It was interesting, not spectacular, but a good view into what's going on in the art community in Lisbon today.

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london
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Treat yourself to some quality classical music in a great comfortable space - it was one of the highlights of our trip. We'll do the gallery next time.

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Maputo Province, Mozambique
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Nice Place to visit. WIth very good expositions, some temporary some permanent. The gardens are great and you can lunch in one of their restaurants.

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Budapest
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

The museum is fantastic, there are so many wonderful things inside, I suggest to everyone. It has a garden with a cafe,too. Very near to the airport, you can see the planes landing.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

With his unerring eye, money, and passion for the arts, Calouste Gulbenkian collected 6,440 exquisite pieces of coins, jewelry, paintings, furniture, rugs, ceramics, plus other items. He began collecting old coins as a young man. Attracted by the intrinsic beauty of objects, he spent a lifetime negotiating with the best experts and specialized dealers--all strictly authenticated-- dating from antiquity to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Great art collection. Has a lot of paintings from Hermitage, also has rare impressionists paintings I have not seen before. Very good lightning and disposition.

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Allow plenty of time if you want to visit the museum and exhibitions. Would recommend the museum if you are pressed for time - approx 1-1.5 hrs.

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Bordeaux, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

A remarkable collection in a beautiful setting. The collection is so diverse that that it is unlikely than anyone will appreciate everything, but there is in it more than enough to enthuse every museum goer. Save some time to stroll through the beautiful park within which the museum is housed.

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