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Calouste Gulbenkian Museum - Founder's Collection

Avenida de Berna 45a, Lisbon 1050-039, Portugal
+351 21 782 3461
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Avenida de Berna 45a, Lisbon 1050-039, Portugal
+351 21 782 3461
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Reviewed October 22, 2015

We fortuitously stumbled upon this lesser known private collection of art when seeking shelter on a very rainy afternoon in Lisbon. What a surprise! The collection turned out to be one of the highlights of our trip. From ancient artefacts, through mosaics, pottery, furniture and...More

Thank kerryMelbourne
Reviewed October 22, 2015

Gulbenkian was Armenian by birth and sheltered by Portugal during WW II. His personal collection over the course of 40 years is his gift to Lisbon. It is exquisite.

Thank NorthamptonSyd
Reviewed October 21, 2015

The Gulbenkian is absolutely brilliant! Read a short history before you go, or just go. So manageable. Just one room each devoted to various times and periods, so it is not overwhelming. Beautifully done, magnificent pieces. Many of which came from one collection. Easy to...More

1  Thank Cindy F
Reviewed October 21, 2015

While it is understandable for a private collection like this to be fairly eclectic, there wasn't anything memorable that we could recall not only now, but just days after our visit. The pottery collection is vast, but that's a very niche form of art that...More

Thank Bálint T
Reviewed October 20, 2015

One of the main attractions in Lisbon, for the collection itself and the building, with its amazing gardens.

Thank GlobalTravelMan2014
Reviewed October 20, 2015

Easily accessible via the metro and very interesting, the collection is comprehensive, with all kinds of artefacts from different eras and cultures, well structured and easy to walk through.

Thank ZIRI84
Reviewed October 19, 2015

This is the latest Museum in Lisboa, it has a good garden encircling it which makes and ideal attraction for families on Sundays. It features two restaurants and is near the Plaza Espanha.

1  Thank Maria S
Reviewed October 19, 2015

This is a truly amazing collection - as you enter there are ancient Egyptian artefacts followed by a vast room displaying oriental rugs and beyond that old master paintings including a magnificent portrait of an old man by Rembrandt. The museum is a little out...More

Thank Chris d
Reviewed October 19, 2015

Easily accessible and very interesting. Loads to go at, I especially liked the Turners on display. Corot too.

Thank TennysonTown
Reviewed October 18, 2015

An interesting museum , open on Sundays , gardens and a cafe , has many mid - eastern items of interest

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Gurpreet G
Is there a permanent display of work by Paula Rego here?
April 25, 2017|
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Response from Luis P | 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.
Hi, Please tell me the current price of admission to the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum
April 19, 2017|
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Response from Torben S | 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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How would i get from the hotel PortoBay Marquês to the museum?
November 22, 2016|
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Response from Yokeko | Reviewed this property |
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