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“Cool museum” 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 #2 of 452 things to do in Lisbon
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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: Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator, Food available for purchase, Lockers / storage, Wheelchair access
Salt Lake City, UT
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Cool museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

This was actually a pretty cool museum to visit (and I'm not an overly huge fan of being in lots of museums). It was interesting, had some very cool old tiles, Arab art, Asian art - just a good mix of interesting stuff. We visited it on Sunday so it was free - as many of the museums are free on Sundays. It is worth going, and very easy short walk from the nearest metro station.

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“Nice but not what we expected.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

We arrived on a Sunday morning in mid October and the admission was free. The park surrounding the museum was wonderful. Green and secluded with lots of benches to sit on and a small pond full of ducks and sunbathing turtles. The collection was nice but nothing amazing. The items were spread thin, as if there wasn't enough to really fill the space. It is something to do if you have time to kill or the weather is bad but we would not recommend it.

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“Wow, just wow.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

This is my second visit as I'm a Rene Lalique nut. The museum is just the most wonderful collection of ceramics, decorative objects and religious devotional objects..... Oh and of course the most exquisite Lalique jewellery. It was as good as I remembered. No, in fact it was better. It is well worth a visit for those who love looking at beautiful things.

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“nice art museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

This place is very well presented and is worth the visit. Do not expect to view local art. The pieces exposed are of very good quality and simply presented to enhance their spirit. Nice visit

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“don't bother...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

I found it quit uninteresting actually - random collection of items from around the world. seen similar stuff at a hundred museums before... only the two Rembrandts caught my attention

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