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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 wonderful museum near Sao Sebastian subway stop. It makes a perfect visit since it´s not too big. There is a wonderful Turkish tile collection, as well as Rembrandt and other... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2013
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

A wonderful museum near Sao Sebastian subway stop. It makes a perfect visit since it´s not too big. There is a wonderful Turkish tile collection, as well as Rembrandt and other paintings. We were fortunate to get tickets to an evening symphonic performance of Mendelssohn's "A Midsummer Night´s Dream". There is a wonderful music auditorium within the buildings.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

The Gulbenkian shows all highlights or art. It is small but with a great surrounding: the view on the park in the background gives an extra dimension to the art which is displayed. The Museum is not expensive and well worth visiting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

Don't miss it, fantastic collection of the best of the best in Western and Middle Eastern art, but not huge. Well presented.

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Corsham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

The exhibits and artworks are an eclectic mix as you would expect but the quality was a surprise. My wife particularly loved the Lalique Art Nouveau jewellery and bowls.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

This is one the great galleries of the world and you'd be mad to miss it. The collection is beautifully presented in an understated,elegant building. You go through in the order the gallery stipulates, which is not only chrononological but logical and quietly educative. The surrounding gardens - almost a zen-like design - are a must see as well. They... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

Although is not quite popular amongst tourists, probably the guided books have no reference to this place, indeed if you love culture, art, painting, music, this is the place to go, with many expositions and concerts, located in central Lisbon, near Spanish Embassy. A legacy from the Armenian oil magnate Calouste Gulbenkian, the foundation is one of the most important... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

If, in the Hereafter wherever I may be, I am permitted a day’s return to Planet Earth to visit one natural and one cultural wonder, at this late point in my life the choice would be the Iguassu Falls and the Gulbenkian. The reason for the latter choice includes its moderate size, allowing the whole collection to be seen in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

Surrounded by a nice park you'll find in this elegant building an impressive collection gathered by an outstanding art collector. Early Grecian and Roman art, ancient tapestries, glazed tiles, glass and silverware, a small but beautiful collection of paintings as well as antique furniture. Worth a visit!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

It was Sunday, perhaps the busiest day.There weren't enough staff in the eaterie, which is cramped anyway, and the queueing took too long. By the time I'd paid and found somewhere to sit, the hot food was no longer hot. A small grumble, because the museum itself is delightful

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

A combination of interesting architecture and good exhibits. Set in a park, so make sure you allow time to sit outside and enjoy the surroundings.

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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 7 - 7

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