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“Beautiful museum with some real treasures”

Calouste Gulbenkian Museum - Founder's Collection
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City Sightseeing Lisbon Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Ranked #5 of 426 things to do in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Lockers / storage, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Stairs / elevator
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Beautiful museum with some real treasures”
Reviewed January 1, 2013

This museum was a lot larger than we envisaged. It is split into sections devoted to different styles, eras, etc. Our favourite rooms were the first and last; the Egyptian art and the Lalique. These rooms alone make it a must see museum.

Visited December 2012
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Boston, MA
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“Nice size, good selection”
Reviewed January 1, 2013

This is a very nice sized museum with good pieces from a veriety of periods. We were impressed with the vision of the director and the choices. The Lalique room of jewelry and objects was fascinating.

Visited December 2012
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Tomar, Portugal
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“Great space and interesting for almost everyone!”
Reviewed December 30, 2012

Even if you don't like museums this place will hold your interest. Much to see in a great space. Easy to get by Lisbon Metro.

Visited September 2012
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Massachusetts
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“rare East Asia items”
Reviewed December 30, 2012

As an East Asianist, this museum's nanban screens were on my must-see list, and I wasn't disappointed. It's a small facility, so you won't be overwhelmed.

Visited December 2012
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“Wonderful small museum”
Reviewed December 26, 2012

We visited this museum on a Sunday, and admission was free. The collection is beautifully presented, and the building is lovely and in a tranquil setting. This is a nicely sized museum - not overwhelming - two to three hours is plenty of time.

Visited October 2012
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