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Calouste Gulbenkian Museum - Founder's Collection
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$25.07*
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City Sightseeing Lisbon Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Ranked #5 of 458 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: Lockers / storage, Wheelchair access, Stairs / elevator, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children
Reviewed March 20, 2013

Really liked this museum. It is clear that the collector accepted nothing but the best, everything is perfect. It is all very well displayed also. The Egyptian items and paintings stood out for us, but the other items were interesting as well.

Thank MidlandsJol
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"european art"
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"ancient egypt"
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"rene lalique"
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"couple of hours"
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"rembrandt"
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Reviewed March 19, 2013

While a bit out of the way it is easily reached by bus or metro. The collection ranges from ancient egypt and greece to impressionist pictures and lalique. The quality is superb and well laid out.

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Reviewed March 19, 2013

liked the collection and diversity of it.Furniture-paintings and persian carpets etcetc.Entre reasonable in price.
disliked the awful building

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Reviewed March 19, 2013

To my opinion this is the biggest treasure room of Portugal from so many different cultures and eras. You haven't seen Lisbon when you haven't seen the Gulbenkian.

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Reviewed March 18, 2013

Excellent collection very much a must see. Only 15 minutes walk from the Zenit Hotel.
Have a bite whilst you visit, food is cheap and very good.

Thank Rusticmozza
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