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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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Wed - Mon 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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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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great museum with a stunning collection in a beautiful park. architecturally interesting, concrete 'le corbusier style' beton brut. Museum takes you through art history with... read more

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

great museum with a stunning collection in a beautiful park. architecturally interesting, concrete 'le corbusier style' beton brut. Museum takes you through art history with absolute A quality.

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Wallkill, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The museum collection includes coins, jewelry, furnishings, paintings, ancient carpets, a wonderful painting of Claude Monet's wife, elaborate Sterling Silver tableware, Ming vases, and much more!! One rug dated back to the 1600s. Museum attendance was high the day I visited with school groups & bus loads of visitors. Plan ahead..visit early to avoid crowds. A must see!!

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Guelph, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We bought a ticket for this as well as the Porteguse art museum and I enjoyed both. There is a lot to see, i would recommed about an hour and a half to see it all. The Porteguse museum (can't remember the name) is a few minutes walk away on the same property through a pretty park area with a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a lovely gallery with the whole collection of a very rich art collector on display. It ranges from far eastern material to impressionist French paintings

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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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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