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“Amazing exibitions” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Museu da Fundacao Calouste Gulbenkian

Museu da Fundacao Calouste Gulbenkian
Avenida de Berna, 45a | Praça de Espanha, 1050, Lisbon 1067-001, Portugal
+351 21 782 3000
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Ranked #1 of 308 things to do in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage
Algarve, Portugal
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“Amazing exibitions”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

Go to see amazing exibitions, excelent museums , concerts, opera. The best Lisbon as to ofer. Go and see the colection of the foundation , the modern art museum or the temporary exibitiosn. And in a beautiful spring or autum afternoon relax in the gardens.

Visited January 2013
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“Excellent collection”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

This was our first stop on our recent stay in Lisbon. The Middle eastern collection is fantastic and I loved the room of Lalique jewelry. Highly recommended and only a short metro ride from the center of town.

Visited January 2013
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“excellent & very pleasant museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

a wonderful collection and very well displayed. some very interesting works that you don't see in other museums; the carpets were beautifully laid out. cafe crowded but pleasant outdoor spaces and good food.

Visited October 2012
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“lovely little museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

worth a visit extraordinary collection of oriental arts, the museum is not too large and is housed in a lovely contemporary building.

Visited October 2012
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“Amazing diverse personal collection”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

There's a little bit of almost everything here, enabling you to stroll through centuries around the world in one visit. Some unexpected treats and a great show of the sea next door in the foundation. Eclectic, unusual, intersting

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