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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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An eclectic collection so something for everyone. The park-like setting is delightful. The café is very good. The cost is 10 euros. Seniors 5 euros. Sundays after 2 p.m. are... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

An eclectic collection so something for everyone. The park-like setting is delightful. The café is very good. The cost is 10 euros. Seniors 5 euros. Sundays after 2 p.m. are free.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Mr Gulbenkian clearly decided to buy only the best of everything and there is a stunning collection on view in the main museum - Egyptian funeral masks, beautiful rugs, amazing pottery, a whole host of other delightful items including table silver, clocks, Lalique pieces and so on. Then almost as an afterthought there are some world-class paintings by Manet, Rembrandt,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Interesting collection, what I liked the most were the glass pieces in the middle east part of the museum

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to see the Lalique room....amazing! I skipped the rest of the classic museum due to lack of time. Overall it appears to be a very large collection of art and antiquities collected by Gulbenkian of all sorts. Gardens surrounding are also very beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A nice place to spend pleasant 2 hours. Very interesting Turkish/Persian/Syrian art. A must for people interested in Iznik tiles.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went to visit the beautiful park and the museum on Sunday afternoon when it's free and would have happily paid the 10 EUR entrance, as the museum and the exhibited items are very impressive. Our highlight was a Rembrandt painting "the old man".

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We enjoyed our visit to this museum, spent about 2 hours exploring the collection. It's worth the time, but at 10 euros per person, it's not a good fit for everyone (a bit expensive for a larger family, perhaps).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum will give you a beautiful tour of the history of art. The collector, Mr. Gulbenkian, selected only the finest examples of the art of the centuries and placed them in a beautiful setting. This is not a large museum, so I hope you will fit it into your Lisbon touring. We had an excellent lunch in the museum... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a revelation to us, after visiting so many other museums in Lisbon. This museum is stocked with treasures including paintings by Rubens, Turner, Corot, Renoir, Manet and many other masters of the craft. But it is much more than this, including as it does, beautiful ceramics, statuary, glassware, carpets and artifacts from many corners of the world. With... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A terrific find in a beautiful setting ! I agree with other people's comments on the artwork . The overall atmosphere was very conducive to taking one's time and enjoying the assorted collections. I truly enjoyed the Lalique art deco pieces. This museum was a highlight of my last day in the amazing city of Lisbon.

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