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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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A cool gallery for a hot day

set in beautiful gardens this Bauhaus sixties style building houses an impressive and electric collection of art from the ancient world through Rene Lalique with some Manets and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

set in beautiful gardens this Bauhaus sixties style building houses an impressive and electric collection of art from the ancient world through Rene Lalique with some Manets and Turners along the way. Only 5e entrance fee. An absolute must for anyone staying in Lisbon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

It is almost unbelievable that a single person could amass such a diverse and fantastic collection. The museum is laid out well and visiting and viewing are a very pleasant experience. The day and time (late afternoon) the place was almost empty and we had a wonderful time strolling through the rooms at our leisure. It is worth reading up... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

If you have the Lisbon Card it's a free entry location, which makes it worth your time. But otherwise, I didn't find it very impressive. Lots of ceramics and religious cult objects, average paintings. I did see some interesting pieces of furniture.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This is a great collection. A bit like the Chester Beatty in Dublin. Some amazing things to see. Great cafeteria & lovely gardens. Check out opening times, think it opens Monday but closed Tues.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The best spot of Lisbon. Quiet far from the city center nearby Benfica stadium, it's a real experience for art addicted and lover. If need few hours to visit all the differents section of Gulbenkian collection: you will be astonished in front of Rembrandt, Monet, Manet and antiques from Siria, Turkey , China etc. Walking though the garden in priceless... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Although we had some trouble finding the museum once we did we were amazed by all the artifacts on display medallions, pottery, rugs, furniture, paintings (French English and Italian artists). and all well presented - although you are not told before hand take note of the tape on the floor and cross it at your peril - security is very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Exquisite collection Egyptian, Syrian, Greek, Chinese and Japanese artifacts some of them going back 3500 years. Exceptional Lalique collection and paintings by Turner, Constable and Francesco Guardi (of Venice).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Superb collections of art, potteries, carpets, etc.. from the Muslim world. Very well organized. A feast to the eyes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

It is an impressive art collection belonging now to ”The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation”. Worth to spend few hours to visit this collection of ancient and modern art.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Lisbon should not be left without a visit to this fantastic museum. It is a must! New exibitions all the time, music, dance etc.

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