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Calouste Gulbenkian Museum - Founder's Collection

Avenida de Berna 45a, Lisbon 1050-039, Portugal
+351 21 782 3000
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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.
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“european art” (63 reviews)
“ancient egypt” (57 reviews)
“rene lalique” (48 reviews)
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Avenida de Berna 45a, Lisbon 1050-039, Portugal
+351 21 782 3000
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Incredible collection combined with adorable garden and nice cafés/restaurant totally suitable for a sunday lunch! I had the bacalhau à minhota and it was really good. The gardens are nice to lay down and relax or read a book.

Thank Yasmin R
Reviewed 5 days ago

Mr 5% as Mr Gulbenkian was known bought only the best of the best. In Paris in his old house you can see the bggest collection ever amassed of Lalique jewelry ) appointment needed) here in the Lisbon Museum where the Museum's reserves are bigger...More

Thank zevazguedes
Reviewed 5 days ago

Beautiful collection of old and modern masters in a beautiful building, surrounded by a peaceful park.

Thank kmazz11
Reviewed 1 week ago

The art alone is the equal of many top galleries but as well as that there are fabulous tapestries, ceramics, glassware, furniture, carpets, tiles and more. There's a fair bit of Rene Lalique for fans of that. The building itself itself is pleasant as are...More

Thank JN65
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A nice museum with some historic pieces, but the art section is really small and not impressive. The modern part is only devoted to the Portuguese art. If you are not a local specialist - there’s little to be impressed.

Thank Anna S
Reviewed 1 week ago

One man's collection on display for all to see. The books, the Persian carpets, furniture et alia were superbly displayed. The modern art left me cold but the classical was wonderful. We ate in the museum restaurant. We enjoyed the tasty salads. The museum is...More

Thank Carl M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really nice collection with some magnificent works of Turner, Rembrandt and Rubens (a.o.). But the rest of the collection was also worth the visit. I was just dissapointed that the famous portrait of Pessoa (shown in ad's for the museum) wasn't there. The guards didn't...More

Thank bert h
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Large collection in a park like setting. A great place to take in art (indoors)as well as enjoying the outdoors a park. Plan to spend quality time and have a quality lunch,

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 1 week ago

The visitors have plenty of art to view and to admire starting with paintings, old furniture, etc. You can exit from the museum's coffeteria into a very nice park with a beautiful lake.

Thank Alexandru D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice balance between modern and classical art, something for everyone. Highly recommend eating there, great lunch.

Thank YogaCedar
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Gurpreet G
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Response from Luis P | Reviewed this property |
No, you cloud find a permanent exhibition of the works of the painter Paula Rego in the House of Stories in Cascais, which was built for this purpose.
19 April 2017|
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Response from Torben S | Reviewed this property |
Hi I Think its 10 euro for The permanent exibition and 14 incl The exibition at dispay. And mayby its still free at sundays after 2 pm
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22 November 2016|
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