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Gulbenkian Museum (Museu Calouste Gulbenkian)

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Address: Avenida de Berna 45a, Lisbon 1067-001, Portugal
Phone Number: + 351 21 782 3000
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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, as well as two concert halls for music and ballet performances.
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In Lisbon going to only one museum??? Make it this one! Eat in the cafe, then tour the artwork. An extraordinary collection. If only Istanbul has some of these pieces.......

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2011
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2011

In Lisbon going to only one museum??? Make it this one! Eat in the cafe, then tour the artwork. An extraordinary collection. If only Istanbul has some of these pieces.......

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

great museum! Nice collection. Worth the visit also to the gardens.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

Great place to visit if you only have time for a few museums. Amazing private collection! We visited it on sunday, therefore it was free.

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Viana do Castelo, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

Great location, surrounded by natural gardens, modern art museum and great food in the cafeteria. Be prepared for a good a surprise

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2011

A great art museum in Lisbon, also with beautiful gardens

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2011

not too overwhelming, great range of exhibits. I especially like seeing the photos of where Gulbenkian placed certain items in his Paris apartment. Lovely garden and excellent cafeteria.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2011

We visited on a free Sunday morning and found this collection quite incredible . The variety and quality of rare objects showed what an obsessive collector Gulbenkian was. He had the resources to collect museum quality pieces from so many countries including China . ( foo dogs) We spent 2 -3 hours visiting all of the rooms including the temporary... More 

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Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2011

very cosy building with an amazing cafe !!!! full of art and ok temporary exhibitions go there and visit the cafe !!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2011

I thought the collection was well balanced, art, furniture, sculpture, carpets, coins. Well worth a visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2011

this museum has great collections, try to go on sunday coz all museums in lisboa is free and avoid mondays, most musems are closed

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