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“Quite simply - do not miss it” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Fundacao Calouste Gulbenkian

Fundacao Calouste Gulbenkian
Avenida Berna 45 | Praça de Espanha, 1050, Lisbon 1067-001, Portugal
21 782 3000
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Ranked #1 of 223 Attractions in Lisbon
Type: Symphonies, Concerts
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Rye, United Kingdom
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“Quite simply - do not miss it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

A modern museum, beautifully laid out with exquisite things.

It's free (but busy) on Sundays and is a way from the centre of Lisbon, but taxis are plentiful or if you don't mind a walk the metro station is about 7 minutes away.

Visited October 2013
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Lisbon, Portugal
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“Great gardens, ice cream, jazz amd art museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Great gardens full of peacefull, jazz in August, great ice creams during hot afternoons and the modern art museum

Visited August 2013
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Lisbon, Portugal
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“Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

The Foundation is housed in a fabulous building: 60's architecture at it's most outstanding, and surrounded by an excellent garden. The permanent exhibition is always of interest. The cultural programme is always exceptional. A number one destination for visitors and locals alike.

Visited September 2013
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Lisbon, Portugal
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“A MASTERPIECE FOR CULTURE”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

When someone arrives to Lisbon, where they go? The usual "tourist attractions", of course: Jeronimos, Torre de Belem, Castelo de São Jorge, Alfama, Bairro Alto, Parque das Nações and Oceanário, 28 Tramway, etc.
Why not go, shal I call it, "upstairs"?
Up from Marquês de Pombal roundabout to "New Avenues".
Get Saldanha, down Avenida 5 de Outubro (paralel to Avenida da República), turn left to Praça de Espanha, and you find yourself just in front of Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, the REAL Department of Culture in Portugal. Not speaking the daily events (exhibits, concerts, lectures), you can walk on the magnificent gardens drawn by portuguese best landscape arthitect , Ribeiro Telles, anda find two of the best world museums of art which shows pieces from Ancient Egypt to modern artists. The Gulbenkian Museum shows paintings and sculptures from 3.000 B.C. to XX century artists.
The Museum of Modern Art shows the work of contemporary artists, mainly portuguese.
You'll be fascinated and amazed.
So, when arriving in Lisbon, don´t miss this tip.

Visited December 2012
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Lisbon, Portugal
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“Must see”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

The garden, the museum, the restaurant, the shows. All deserve a visit (or more).
An amazing Art Nouveau collection on the permanent exibition.

Visited August 2013
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