We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Incredible tiles and carpets” 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
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #55 of 329 Activities in Lisbon
Type: Art Museums, Ballets, Concerts, Symphonies, Performances
More attraction details
Attraction details
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.
Rabat, Morocco
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Incredible tiles and carpets”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013 via mobile

I am a carpet and tile junkie. I was so overcome by the beauty of the Persian, Turkish, Syrian and Indian tiles and carpets it bought a tear to my eyes. A lot of earlier tiles 15-16 th century, which are obviously hard to come by and very rare. I've not seen a collection like this before.

Beautifully laid out. Did not get audio guide,but would have been a good idea as very little description of each item other than the title and date.

Rest of the museum was good too, Egyptian, Chinese, paintings.

Got around in 1 hour, as I was on a schedule. Go! Even if you have less time. Not to be missed. Better than the National Tile Museum in my view, but I like the more intricate tiles, and less of the pictorial style.

Taxis are also very easy to get, not like back from the Tile Museum.

Visited September 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

2,078 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    1,441
    510
    107
    17
    3
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
46 attraction reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
“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
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Seattle
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Washington, D.C.
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Gulbenkian Museum (Museu Calouste Gulbenkian) also viewed

 

Been to Gulbenkian Museum (Museu Calouste Gulbenkian)? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Gulbenkian Museum (Museu Calouste Gulbenkian), register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.