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Museu da Fundacao Calouste Gulbenkian

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Address: Avenida de Berna, 45a | Praça de Espanha, 1050, Lisbon 1067-001, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 21 782 3000
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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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. Calouste Gulbenkian's collection of paintings includes works by Bouts, Van de Weyden, Lochner, Cima de Conegliano, Carpaccio, Rubens, Van Dyck, Frans Hals, Rembrandt, Guardi, Gainsborough, Romney, Lawrence, Fragonard, Corot, Renoir, Nattier, Boucher, Manet, Degas and Monet. A favourite sculpture of his was the marble original of Houdon's famous Diana, which had belonged to Catherine of Russia and which Gulbenkian purchased from the Hermitage Museum in 1930.
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We visited this wonderful museum today. Well actually we tried to visit on Tuesday and got all the way there by public transport to find it is now closed on Tuesdays! We had read... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We visited this wonderful museum today. Well actually we tried to visit on Tuesday and got all the way there by public transport to find it is now closed on Tuesdays! We had read such great reviews that we went again and we are so glad we did. The collection is quite amazing and really well displayed. The museum is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We spent a very pleasant and interesting morning at the Gulbenkian Museum. The collection of artifacts beginning from ancient Egypt and progressing through different cultures and time periods was presented beautifully. The collection of oriental rugs and tiles was amazing! There were also some first-rate paintings by famous artists, including Rembrandt, Manet and others. The Lalique collection was also awe-inspiring.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This museum has a very nice collection of carpets and furniture. There is only 1 piece from Mesopotamia, but it is a stunner--a larger than life-size statue of one of the kings, probably from a courtyard, and in excellent condition.

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Bridgnorth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

A short metro ride from the city centre, the Gulbenkian is worth a visit if only to see the beautiful gardens. We went on a Sunday when it was free to go in. It wasn't too busy even for July.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This museum is not like others, it is a real art collection with very beautiful items. The Collector was very wealthy and in a time of oportunities made very lucky adquistions like pieces from Eremitage in St. Petersburg. But his connection to the middle east allowed him to understand and collect it like few people in the western world. The... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

A beautiful small gallery packed with treasures, this gallery/museum is very well laid out and the exhibits are beautifully presented, any lover of art will find something to enjoy. It is small and intimate but never claustrophobic, we went at the end of August when Lisbon was hot and full of tourists, but the gallery and gardens where like an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I really enjoyed the place. The garden is very beautiful and big. You can sit there and relax. The museum is worth visiting. I really liked how the things are organised there.

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Obidos, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I had read reviews of this gallery as housing a wonderful collection of treasures from the Hermitage collection and was determined to visit while we were in Lisbon. However I was not prepared for such a beautifully displayed and varied collection of wonderful art, including breathtakingly beautiful Persian rugs and ceramics, European paintings and a wonderful collection of Lalique jewellery... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 via mobile

Gulbenkian has managed to acquire a small collection that is worth seeing. A good representation of art from the Far East, Persia and Europe in a beautiful setting and gardens.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This is not a very large museum; it houses the items Gulbenkian collected during his lifetime. Gulbenkian is quite well known in the oil and gas industry and since it was highly recommended in most tourist guide, we decided to take a look. The collection included Persian rugs, Chinese porcelain vases, paintings, furnitures, etc... But the best part of the... More 

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Address: Avenida de Berna, 45a | Praça de Espanha, 1050, Lisbon 1067-001, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 21 782 3000
Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 5

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