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“Nice change of pace in Lisbon - nice mix of paintings”

Calouste Gulbenkian Museum - Founder's Collection
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$23.96*
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City Sightseeing Lisbon Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Ranked #25 of 475 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, Lockers / storage, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator, Food available for purchase
Reviewed April 20, 2014

This was a nice change of pace for visiting Lisbon. The museum had a little bit of everything and really enjoyed the Guardi and impressionist paintings in the museum. From the old town of Lisbon, took the Metro to museum which is not too far from city center. On the way back ended up walking to Eduardo VII Park for city view before taking Metro back to hotel. Overall the museum is worth a visit, there is also a nice park behind the museum.

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Reviewed April 20, 2014

This really worth while see if you are into Art. It has a modern Art center but also a museum concerning other periods (impressionism, art noveau, others). It has concerts for classic music and temporary exhibitions.
And in the summer it has jazz concerts.
Just save one day to see it, or at least one afternoon.
If you are not into art, just enjoy the gardens, they are quite lovely and peaceful.

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Reviewed April 19, 2014

Go on a Sunday morning when it is free to enter. I honestly do not care for the contemporary part of the museum but Mr. Gulbenkian's original collection is priceless, of incredibly high quality. Usually their temporary exhibitions are very good as well.

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Reviewed April 19, 2014

Unique pieces of oriental arts. This museum is definitelyt worth visiting, even if a bit away from the city center.

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Reviewed April 18, 2014

As an art lover this is truly one of the nicest art museums I have visited in Europe. It has a great permanent collection and is very elegant and well curated. I´d go back again and again.
Its also worth mentioning that the foundation has a very active program with temporary exhibitions, conferences, talks, concerts and workshops. I´d go back again and again.

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