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Calouste Gulbenkian Museum - Founder's Collection

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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...more
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Avenida de Berna 45a, Lisbon 1050-039, Portugal
+351 21 782 3000
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A fantastic collection of ancient and modern art - paintings, jewelry, furniture, books, sculpture, chinaware and modern art pieces. Divided in two collections in separate buildings - one classical / international and one with modern / contemporary Portuguese art. Large compound with confusing layout. One...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Free Sunday after 2:00 p.m,, handicapped accessible, and intriguing collection. Spent over 2.5 hours in the collections, and zen time in the garden. Ponds are under construction. Multiple restaurants, one in each building, and another on the grounds in the gardens. Staff polite and professional....More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a huge museum with an incredible array of objects. Be prepared to go in for the long haul. The layout is somewhat awkward but the quality more than makes up for that.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank pickling
Reviewed 4 days ago

Stunning collection of everything from porcelain, silver, furniture, art, sculpture, coins, carpets, tapestries, glass, ivory, clocks that Calouste Gulbenkian spent his lifetime gathering. Give yourself plenty of time to appreciate it all and then walk round the adjoining gardens. This collection has to be the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank THFC69
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Amazing collection. Exceeded my expectations. 2/3 hours to do it justice. Plenty of seats on the way round to sit and contemplate 🤔

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank AlgarveMon
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best musea I´ve ever been to. From the early Egyptian, Greek and Roman times all the way through to the 20th century. Incredible collection and not too big, so in 1 or 2 hours you can travel through history with top artists!...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank BettineFlesseman
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great collection of art works donated by Gulbenkian, a Turkish immigrant to Portugal. Art works varied and cover many centuries. He started his collection at age 14. Paintings, sculptures, furniture, pottery, silver and the list goes on. We got in for 1/2 price as...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Robin L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing building, amazing collection. wonderful park, you could spend the better part of a day here. Several restaurants which get very busy at mealtimes so get in early.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Baradon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As with all 'specific' museums, one would need to be very interested in it's offerings. Spouse was, I wasn't, but tagged along as I was on a promise. Egyptian stuff, well not my c.o.t. but the European was ok.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank John D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful space. Amazing display. The collection in all honesty doesn't have anything truly shocking. Some parts (far East, ottoman, French, Persian) have things that if not enhanced by the right displaying would definitely be negligible . On the other hand, Lalique sections, a couple of...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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April 25, 2017|
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Response from luisportugal2018 | 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.
April 19, 2017|
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Response from TorbenS_12 | 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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