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Calouste Gulbenkian Museum - Founder's Collection

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Address: Avenida de Berna 45a, Lisbon 1050-039, Portugal
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+351 21 782 3461
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Wed - Mon 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The Gulbenkian complex features a museum that houses a magnificent private...

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.

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Awesome collection!!

While we were not really into the modern art the ancient art was quite interesting to see. A very nice way to spend an afternoon!

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Clovis, New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

While we were not really into the modern art the ancient art was quite interesting to see. A very nice way to spend an afternoon!

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited the museum, especially the founders collection. Amazing collection with top pieces. Not Portuguese but from all over the world.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is one of the finest museums that we have even visited anywhere in the world. You never feel overwhelmed or closed in. The collection is wide ranging and excellent.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The old wing is interesting, without having any specimen to make it a "must see", but the building hosting the contemporary collection is a total disappointment, the gardens around the compound are nice

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed a great afternoon viewing this collection. I was impressed to see a diverse amount of works covering different eras. I was most impressed by the building itself, a true retro work of art.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a hidden gem in Lisbon. You must visit. The french furniture is exquisite. The shop is a bit expensive!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had no idea this museum would have the incredible treasures that it did. DO NOT miss! I was blown away by the Monets!!!

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The best of the best, what a wonderful collection to be able to see in such a lovely place. We had lunch which was good value and delicious and there is also a stunning garden with sculpture and water features which shouldn't be missed

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Exceptional museum not only for the quality and diversity of its collections of art and artcrafts but also for the building itself and its gardens...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent collection of art. Don't miss the gardens. Being there you may want to visit also the modern art museum

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