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“An Oasis in Lisbon”

Calouste Gulbenkian Museum - Founder's Collection
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$23.97*
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City Sightseeing Lisbon Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Ranked #5 of 449 things to do in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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, Sculpture and European Decorative Arts. Works by great masters such as Rubens, Rembrandt, Turner, Degas and René Lalique’s largest set of jewels are just a few examples of what can be found in one of the best private collections in the world. Besides the Founder’s Collection, the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum is also comprised by the Modern Collection, which features the largest and most complete collection of modern and contemporary Portuguese Art. The Calouste Gulbenkian Museum is surrounded by one of the most emblematic modern gardens in Portugal, open all year. The Museum offers a wide range of facilities to improve the visitor’s experience: three cafeterias overlooking the Garden, a museum shop, free cloackroom service and free Wi-Fi.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Stairs / elevator, Lockers / storage, Wheelchair access
Reviewed January 20, 2013

Art ,nature , architecture , music ... a visit to Gulbenkian always feels like a real treat . A real oasis in Liabon

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Reviewed January 19, 2013

Fantastic collection of art, pottery, jewellery and pretty much everything else you can think of. Entry fee of 4 euros is a bargain, there is no pressure to rush round and there are English audio guides too. The Lalique room is a definite highlight, as are the paintings by the likes of Rembrandt and Monet. Loved the tiles too.

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Reviewed January 15, 2013

the biggest private collection you can see in museums. every thing is there ( paintings, furniture, carpets, sculptures, silver work, glass work.... ), the clocks are still working, having the right time of today. every thing is so rich, that you feel you are in a palace of a king. If you are to visit one museum in Lisbon, this is the one.

Thank rafa e
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Reviewed January 15, 2013

The Gulbenkian Collection and Foundation is a must see. Funded by early oil pioneer Calouste Gulbenkian, the museum is wonderful. The cafe features outdoor seating and great food as well as wine. The view is very nice. People chill out here during visits. The gift shop has great books and prints. I took several large posters home to the US on my first visit thirty years ago. I highly recommend you visit!

Thank JamieAnne2
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Reviewed January 13, 2013

One of the best museums I have ever visited, personal touch of the billionare owner visible in each one of the incredible, hand- picked pieces (from ancient greek coins, through real persian art to Lalique jewelllery) you'll find in this collection. Loved it!

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