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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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Wed - Mon 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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. 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 the museum today, on Sundays you will always find free entrance tickets. There was all sorts of ancient art: from Greek, to ancient Chinese, Baroque French and more... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We visited the museum today, on Sundays you will always find free entrance tickets. There was all sorts of ancient art: from Greek, to ancient Chinese, Baroque French and more contemporary french painters. Very pleasing and recommended - if you're an art geek you cannot miss it and you can easily spend 2hrs+ in it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The museum is really great. You are amazed with the colorful tiles and ornaments you see.It is one of the best museums you shoulld visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

An insight into what wealth could/can buy if you have refined taste. The ceramics and carpets are fabulous (visit the tile museum BEFORE coming here or you will be very slightly disappointed) and the paintings lovely. French ormulu leaves me cold but there is plenty for those who love it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

No visit to Lisbon would be complete without a visit to this wonderful museum with its stunning tapestries and tiles from 15th century. Also surprisingly satisfying collection of Impressionist paintings, If you do visit (and you should) you will understand my thoughts that William Morris gleaned much from this era... An eclectic collection from a discerning collector. Cafe looked extremely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The museum is open Wednesday to Monday from 10 to 6. I had to take a cab out to the museum (from the cruise port) and the trip was well worth the trouble. I caught a cab for my return in front of the museum - as others used taxis to get to the museum. The European, Egyptian, oriental and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

The museum is a nice way to spend an artly afternoon in Lisbon. Displaying hundreds of artifacts from all over the world it really makes it a small wonder on how so many artifacts were collected during one man's life. At least they are now on display for the people to see and admire.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

A must see collection of furniture and rugs. Gulbenkian has been a supporter of education for so many years. He has offered excellent opportunities to families for many years. Now seeing their collections brought tears to my eyes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

If you seek a cultural moment in a quiet Place in Lisbon, Fundaçao Calouste Gulbenkian is the place. It's gardens make you forget that you are in the city. The library is very quiet and filled with awesome books about art. The museum always has free exhibitions and sometimes concerts. A definite place to visit for art lovers and students.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I only went to the modern art gallery and not the main museum which is also situated in the same park. The massive Yoruba shrine was colourful and impressive. This was located just before the door into the main gallery - which was just one large space, the size of an aircraft hanger. A fantastic space, but wish I'd done... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I think this might be my new favourite small(ish) museum anywhere in the world. It's difficult to believe that this is the collection of one man. One man with superb good taste. Set in beautiful gardens, in a post-modern building, the galleries are arranged around lovely green courtyards. I loved everything about the museum apart from the restaurant, which can't... More 

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