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Review of Calouste Gulbenkian Museum - Founder's Collection

Calouste Gulbenkian Museum - Founder's Collection
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City Sightseeing Lisbon Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Ranked #5 of 407 things to do in Lisbon
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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: Activities for young children, Stairs / elevator, Lockers / storage, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase
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“For contemporary art lovers”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2013

It is a very good museum. You will be surprised by their own collection and also you can visit seasonal exhibitions. They have a good library where you can buy good books.

Visited September 2013
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“Stunning”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2013

What an astounding collection of art, jewellery, archeological finds, manuscripts, orgnaments, furniture etc etc. this was one of the best things about Lisbon for me. The surrounding garden is very lovely to wander in too.

Visited August 2013
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“A must!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2013

Jewel of a museum. Beautiful modern building in a park-like campus-like setting with wifi. Only four euros and likely two if you are 66. Specific highlights for me were the art nouveau mirror, Parisian silver service wear, Lalique jewels to wear, Turkish pottery, Japanese boxes.

Visited September 2013
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“good value”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

Great collection of persian art. Well worth seeing. Not a huge place so very manageable for a two hour visit.

Visited July 2013
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“Excellent Eclectic Lisbon Art Museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

Excellent eclectic art museum in Lisbon; collection ranges from Greco--Roman to French Impressionists. Closest U.S. counterpart might be Barnes Collection, but this collection is more comprehensive, including furniture and other objects in addition to paintings. Well worth a couple of hours visit. In "new" part of Lisbon; not close to main tourist areas.

Visited August 2013
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