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Calouste Gulbenkian Museum - Founder's Collection

Avenida de Berna 45a, Lisbon 1050-039, Portugal
+351 21 782 3000
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With works ranging from Antiquity to the early 20th century, the Founder’s Collection comprises more than six thousand pieces gathered throughout Calouste Sarkis Gulbenkian’s life, including Egyptian Art, Greco-Roman Art, Islamic Arts, Painting, Sculpture and European Decorative Arts. Works by great masters such as Rubens, Rembrandt, Turner, Degas and René Lalique’s largest set of jewels are just a few examples of what can be found in one of the best private collections in the world. Besides the Founder’s Collection, the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum is also comprised by the Modern Collection, which features the largest and most complete collection of modern and contemporary Portuguese Art. The Calouste Gulbenkian Museum is surrounded by one of the most emblematic modern gardens in Portugal, open all year. The Museum offers a wide range of facilities to improve the visitor’s experience: three cafeterias overlooking the Garden, a museum shop, free cloackroom service and free Wi-Fi.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Avenida de Berna 45a, Lisbon 1050-039, Portugal
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a very interesting and eclectic collection ranging from and ancient relief of Nimrud to the Impressionists and beyond. Another building houses 20th century art, and they also stage very contemporary video and art installations. It's surrounded by a beautiful park where families and...More

Thank Elena_WanderingMuse
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Gulbenkian Museum is a must-see for people who like museums and truly excellent representative pieces from various cultures and mediums. Calouste Gulbenkian supposedly wanted "only the best" and as you go through the Egyptian collection, Greek, textiles, and ceramics, I think you will be...More

Thank Sones27
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I visited this musuem with my friend . It's a nice one full of art works from different parts of the world . In spite of being one of the best places I have visited in Lisbon, it's quite expensive (10 euros). The garden is...More

Thank Manal A
Reviewed 3 days ago

Visited on a Sunday afternoon as entry is free after 2pm on Sundays. We only managed the main museum, as it was somewhat unclear whether the newer museum and other buildings were included in the ticket. It took an hour and a half or so...More

Thank Rob T
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a great museum and gallery displaying some amazing artefacts. I especially loved the Old Masters showing paintings by Rembrandt, Renoir, Monet, Manet, Turner and Gainsborough and many others. Not too big, good cafe and shop and surrounded by peaceful green gardens which are...More

Thank smacarthy2002
Reviewed 5 days ago

A very interesting museum with some beautiful art pieces on display. It is not one of those huge, tiresome museums where your feet start to ache, which is also a big plus.

1  Thank yorams111
Reviewed 5 days ago

Just the right combination of different types of art displayed wonderfully. The park setting was a bonus and helps you to settle into a relaxed state of mind for what you are about to see.

1  Thank Serenana
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is an entire “campus” with two separate museum set in a wonderful garden with woodlands, a lake and an open-air amphitheatre as well as two excellent cafes with lovely garden terraces. You can wander in the gardens without paying anything , and both museums...More

1  Thank John S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Graet collection of art objects dating from ancient Eqypt to modern times and they have a rare and beautiful Art Nouveau collection. I espacially loved the Eastern Islamic Art, the Armenian Art, the Far Eatern Art and the Art Nouveau collection. Worth while visiting! Plus...More

1  Thank sofiejacob
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Gulbenkian Museum in Lisbon is a must for any visitor to the city. I was amazed by the variety and depth of the displays. What is amazing is that they were collected by one person . They span a very wide time span ranging...More

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Gurpreet G
April 25, 2017|
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Response from Luis P | Reviewed this property |
No, you cloud find a permanent exhibition of the works of the painter Paula Rego in the House of Stories in Cascais, which was built for this purpose.
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sydneyAustinTexas
April 19, 2017|
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Response from Torben S | Reviewed this property |
Hi I Think its 10 euro for The permanent exibition and 14 incl The exibition at dispay. And mayby its still free at sundays after 2 pm
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