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“Best museum in town!”

Calouste Gulbenkian Museum - Founder's Collection
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$23.98*
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City Sightseeing Lisbon Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Ranked #5 of 439 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, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Stairs / elevator, Wheelchair access
Reviewed June 24, 2013

Gulbenkian is a gerat place for almost everything. The permanent collection is amazing and on top of that you always have access to temporary exhibition, the best in town. Also, the gardens are something not to miss!

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Reviewed June 23, 2013

World Class collection in an interesting modern building. Good cafeteria. This is something not to miss

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Reviewed June 23, 2013

Private collections are always quirky, and this one is no exception, but we liked the quirks! There is something for everyone, starting from pre-historic artefacts to Rembrandt and Turner. The grounds are lovely and peaceful, with families of ducks wandering around the park. The cafe was fine for lunch.

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Reviewed June 22, 2013

We visited this private collection and it is vast and diverse. Anything from world class paintings to lovely jewelry. The setting is pretty with gardens surrounding it. This was my husbands favorite museum in Lisboal

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Reviewed June 21, 2013

So much to see, what a marvelous collection in a nice relaxing atmosphere, Good Café in the basement too next to the library

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