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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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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

One man's eclectic collection. Shunned by many countries at the outbreak of war, the Portugese had the good sense to offer a home to the collector and his collection. Artefacts from the ancient world up to and including the Impressionists and the most wonderful collection of Lalique jewellery. A visit to the rather haphazardly run but very pleasant self service... More

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London, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

It was ok. A bit boring and the exhibits seemed a bit disjointed, but thats probably because its from a private collection. The ancient egypt room was quite good, and all the exhibits were well spaced out so you could appreciate the stuff. But for €2.50 (student prices, normally €5) its worth a visit if you have spare time, and... More

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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We were impressed by the collection and thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Senior rates made the entry €2.50 each. Easy to devote less than 2 hours and cover it in a leisurely manner. Be aware that you can be dropped off fairly close to the entrance-our taxi did not and my husband using a cane had a lot of waking to... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

It takes short walk from metro station Sao Sebastiao. It was interesting to see many materials from my country (TURKEY) and middle east.

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Ottawa, Canada
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The Museum is very well organized by theme rooms and there is a lot of attention to details. As a previous reviewer noted, clocks are in working order and display the right time. Another example is the lighting in the Egyptian room which is very subtle and strategically placed. It's quite impressive to see the quantity, the diversity and the... More

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New York City, New York
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We went on a Friday and it was FREE -- you just had to ask for tickets at the desk. A wonderful collection of art from all over.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Not an academic museum but rather like visiting the large private collection of someone with excellent taste. Fine attention to detail- e.g. note how the antique clocks are set to the right time. Very enjoyable. Surrounded by a large park, suitable for lounging. Senior discount [65+] available on admission. If taking the subway the stop is perhaps a 15 minute... More

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Orkelljunga, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

A nice museum with a lot of beautiful things. They also have extra exhibitions that change. Across the street there is a great place to eat lunch and they have food from Cabo Verde.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

From ancient Egypt to art noveau of Paris this is truly unique collection. Also the collection itself isnt top big - you can see it through without being totally overwhelmed.

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