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“For contemporary art lovers” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Gulbenkian Museum (Museu Calouste Gulbenkian)

Gulbenkian Museum (Museu Calouste Gulbenkian)
Avenida de Berna 45a, Lisbon 1067-001, Portugal
+ 351 21 782 3000
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Ranked #53 of 327 Activities in Lisbon
Type: Art Museums, Ballets, Concerts, Symphonies, Performances
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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, as well as two concert halls for music and ballet performances.
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“For contemporary art lovers”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

It is a very good museum. You will be surprised by their own collection and also you can visit seasonal exhibitions. They have a good library where you can buy good books.

Visited September 2013
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“Stunning”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

What an astounding collection of art, jewellery, archeological finds, manuscripts, orgnaments, furniture etc etc. this was one of the best things about Lisbon for me. The surrounding garden is very lovely to wander in too.

Visited August 2013
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“good value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Great collection of persian art. Well worth seeing. Not a huge place so very manageable for a two hour visit.

Visited July 2013
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“Excellent Eclectic Lisbon Art Museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Excellent eclectic art museum in Lisbon; collection ranges from Greco--Roman to French Impressionists. Closest U.S. counterpart might be Barnes Collection, but this collection is more comprehensive, including furniture and other objects in addition to paintings. Well worth a couple of hours visit. In "new" part of Lisbon; not close to main tourist areas.

Visited August 2013
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“Classic & Modern heritage”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Great environment , fantastic collection from Europe and Middle east but less than expected in Modern section.
Museum's external area is also very attractive and look like a big Park, a Must See in Lisbon for art lovers and families.

Visited April 2013
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