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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
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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: Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Stairs / elevator, Activities for young children, Lockers / storage
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“great visit this museum is a must see.”
Reviewed November 5, 2013

we went on a Sunday, was free admissions to all exhibtions,staff were terrific all seemed to understand English. we walked through the magnificent sensory gardens to the modern art museum a " must see" for all ages. wonderful permanent exhibitions especially in ceramics,porcelains,and textiles in main museum and great food in the beautiful cafeteria good value too.were there for four hours .will return on next visit to Lisbon

Visited October 2013
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North Bay, Canada
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Reviewed November 3, 2013

This is a very nice museum with items displayed in a roomy manner. However to me it's just another museum . I guess I just don't appreciate history and art as much as I should. Go-give it a try and judge for yourself.

Visited October 2013
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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“Go to Lisbon just for the Gulbenkian!”
Reviewed November 2, 2013

This is a treasure trove of art, artifacts and other collectibles from all over the world. Spend a day here, the gardens are also incredible.

Visited September 2013
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Los Angeles
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“Good but Wasn't Wowed”
Reviewed November 1, 2013

Don't get me wrong—this is a very nice museum, and I very much enjoyed one of the temporary exhibits there. But I read so many reviews that said it was one of Europe's best museums, that I was a little disappointed. This is not on a par with Europe's best museums like the Prado or the D'Orsay or even the two small Picasso museums in Paris and Barcelona. I much more enjoyed Lisbon's smaller, more intimate Tile and Fado Museums. If I only had a few days in Lisbon, I would skip this. If you have five days or more, knock yourself out!

P.S. They have a pretty good cafe with a nice patio.

Visited June 2013
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“superb collection”
Reviewed October 31, 2013

the best and only the best. amazing collection of art treasures of amazing quality spanning 4,500 years in time. the japanese inzo boxes alone are worth visit

Visited October 2013
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