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“Lalique; a glass act” 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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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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“Lalique; a glass act”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

This is an outstanding museum and art gallery, a fabulous collection sympathetically displayed. Stroll through the gardens first to wind down from the noise and pace of the city. The visit will be worth it for the Lalique collection alone - craftsmanship and style beyond ordinary imagination. It is free on Sundays too.

Visited May 2013
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“A bit of this, a bit of that....”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Note that the cute duck working the pond in front takes a lunch break at your table at the snack bar outdoor area! Bring some "quackers"! Dont miss the LALIQUE on the way out. Check out the modern art building next door and the great garden.

Visited August 2013
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“Outstanding”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Wonderful museum in a great park setting. The collection is absolutely outstanding with only top quality paintings and decorative arts.

Visited August 2013
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“Worth a visit, get the audio”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

This museum has a little of everything. Paintings of portraits and landscapes, sculptures, furniture, jewels, pottery, carpets, tiles, hair clips and pins are arranged beautifully in several different rooms that are laid out so you can walk from one to the next.

I did the audio tour and thought it was worthwhile. For 4 Euros you hear a little info about chosen pieces (about 20% or less have audio information).

The cafeteria is not pricey with a good lunch.

The gardens are also worth a walk through.

I did this in 1/2 a day but you could easily make a day out of it.

The surrounding area is a nice part of the city to walk around and shop also!

Visited September 2013
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“A must”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Great building housing a fantastic collection with the Lalique being the prime attraction.the paintings are a history of art in themselves.
The coffee shop is reasonable and worth a visit.

Visited August 2013
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