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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 Feast for the Eyes

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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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

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

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

True to it's reputation, this museum boasts a spectacular and varied collection of some of the most central art pieces and styles. From ancient Egyptan relics, to Islamic tiles, to Rembrand and Turner, there's surely something for everyone here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Great art museum, maybe you came for the art deco Lalique jewelry, but look back at Rembrandt. Check out the incomparable Turners, admire the furniture if you like that sort of thing. Free on Sunday morning when we went.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Treasures galore. Well displayed but wish there had been more labels. The outdoor areas which one could view from inside the museum were planted with exotic plants but most of the windows were covered with shades to protect the art from the hot Lisbon sun.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Definitely worth 1-2 hours out of your time in Lisbon. It's close to our hotel but easy to get to by metro, as well. It's incredible to think the entire museum is just one mans collection of beautiful things. Lesser known works by major artists were much appreciated and you can't beat the €5 ticket price!! A must see for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We absolutely loved this museum with its amazing, somewhat eclectic, collection. The building itself is not pretty; although most probably was cutting edge when it was built. The museum is, however, set in absolutely beautiful grounds (with plenty of bird life). The museum cafe terrace on the lower ground floor allows you to enjoy this lovely setting, I would thoroughly... 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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