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Museu da Fundacao Calouste Gulbenkian

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Address: Avenida de Berna, 45a | Praça de Espanha, 1050, Lisbon 1067-001, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 21 782 3000
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Recommended length of visit: More than 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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Take time to experience beautiful things

This beautiful building, along with its excellent restaurant and gardens, takes time to visit. Savour the artefacts, the coins, the pottery, the paintings, the furniture. There... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This beautiful building, along with its excellent restaurant and gardens, takes time to visit. Savour the artefacts, the coins, the pottery, the paintings, the furniture. There is so much to take in, it is a feast for the eyes, and a second visit may be advisable. But it is easy to get lost and maybe miss something important amongst the... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This museum has one of the best art collections in Lisbon. It is very central and is surrounded by an amazing garden. Free tickets on Sundays.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This an eclectic eccentric collection of a nomadic wealthy, and apparently homeless Turk, who's eye was caught by almost all kinds of beauty in objects and paintings and shared them with us. Go and see it and browse until to amble out in to the tranquil gardens and take tea in the delightful cafe in the grounds. I don't normally... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

One of the most important cultural landmarks of Lisbon, where you can find that unique space you need for that particular mood.

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Lisbon District, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The private collection of Mr Calouste Gulbenkian covers a period from 24th century BC to the 20th century AD. It s an excellent collection that must be seen. From Mesopotamia to Lalicq, including one of the largest collection of Greek and Roman coins. An excellent collection of flamish painters, mediaeval manuscripts and Persian carpets, among many other surprises.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Fantastic place! The gardens are spectacular, inside a very good permanent collection and interesteing exhibitions. There is a reason why it is world-famous...

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I heard this museum years ago, We visited recently, I was especially impressed by İslamic and far east section. Anyone who visited Lisbom must spend some time in here

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This museum has beautiful art works and the most amazing Lalique glass collection. I highly recommend a visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were very disappointed to find that the 19th century European art rooms were closed for refurbishment. The available collections of Egyptian, Greco-Roman and Islamic art were impressive but didn't make up for our disappointment.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Possibly the favourite activity we undertook in Lisbon. The museum had a simple, but wide range of impeccable exhibits - much more approachable than somewhere like the British Museum. Disappointing to find the Lallique gallery closed for refurbishment. And the objects would have benefited from more narrative. But we loved our trip. Less successful was the gallery of modern art,... More 

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