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Calouste Gulbenkian Museum - Founder's Collection

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Address: Avenida de Berna 45a, Lisbon 1050-039, Portugal
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+351 21 782 3461
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Wed - Mon 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The Gulbenkian complex features a museum that houses a magnificent private...

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.

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Interesting building and architecture. A modest review and overview of Portuguese art from 1900 to the present. Delicious food in the cafeteria.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Interesting building and architecture. A modest review and overview of Portuguese art from 1900 to the present. Delicious food in the cafeteria.

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Kongens Lyngby, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A Fabulous collection of art set in a lovely garden ; European and Islamic art with lovely art deco jewellery- the best museum in Lisbon

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Bussum, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A large and spacious museum with a wonderful collection of art from all over the world as well as a big modern art section

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Sag Harbor, Ny
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Do not miss this museum...the collection is fantastic and beautifully presented featuring everything from Roman and Egyptian to Turkish textiles,tiles and rugs, to Renaissance masterpieces, French and English painting and furniture and a wonderful room full of Lalique glass and jewelry.

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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A superb collection of carpets,paintings, oriental and decorative pieces such as extraordinary pieces by Lalique. Most ineresting and enjoyable. The separate building houses the modern portuguese art exhibition wchich I didn' t particularly like but is intersting to better understand modern Portugal

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Cupar, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on a Sunday as entry is free after 2pm. There are fine collections of Chinese porcelain, Persian carpets, French furniture, English paintings and best of all Lalique jewellery.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The temporary exhibitions are very good selections. The museum gardens and buildings are also worth visiting.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A friend recommended the Gulbenkian and I thought it would be a good way to while away an hour or so on a cooler day but the scale and range of this amazing collection could keep you enthralled for days. One room after another after another with some of the most awesome pieces of art, from paintings to sculpture to... More 

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Lyon, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very beautiful collection of asian vases and asian small sculptures. Some beautiful paintings and sculptures from famous artists such as Monet, Manet, Renoir, Rodin...

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Nantwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful and varied collection of artefacts and paintings. Something for everyone from items dated 800 BC to 1930's. Beautiful gardens and good cafe. Versaille display also good.

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