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Calouste Gulbenkian Museum - Founder's Collection

Avenida de Berna 45a, Lisbon 1050-039, Portugal
+351 21 782 3461
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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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“european art” (59 reviews)
“ancient egypt” (53 reviews)
“rene lalique” (44 reviews)
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Avenida de Berna 45a, Lisbon 1050-039, Portugal
+351 21 782 3461
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you have 2-3hours in Lisbon and want to take in a museum/gallery that offers a bit of everything from some of the great European artists (Rodin, Monet) to great works from Asia (Ming dynasty), tiles, furniture, Lalique to modern art that gives you a...More

Thank SimplePleasures24
Reviewed 3 days ago

Many of us are familiar with museums which came from private collections, such as the Wallace in London, or the Frick in New York. This was such a collection but in my opinion surpasses both. Mr Gulbenkian had wide interests in every aspect of art...More

Thank Major Colin R
Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited this in July of this year. It is a very nice museum with a diverse collection of Art objects (chinese, European, Asian). They have a very good cafeteria you can enjoy delicious lunch outdoors in the patio areas of the museum (very Nice).

Thank M.J G
Reviewed 5 days ago

Worth a visit for the garden area, even if the museums are not your thing. Go on a Sunday and join the locals who visit for the choice of three eating places, one in each museum building and one in the gardens.

Thank Barrme
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not only did Gulbenkian collect "only the best", but what is curated in the museum can be described as "only the most beautiful". Many museums carry a lot of depth in certain periods, but Gulbenkian collected the most beautiful objects and paintings from every era...More

Thank Waterloonie
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An interesting Museum with an impressive Egyptian collection and some outstanding paintings (Monet, Degas, Rembrandt, Turner and many more) and an entire room of Lalique. Free after 2pm on Sundays. Decent cafe too if you need a light lunch.

Thank James M
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm not a visitor of museums as a rule, my partner wanted to go here and I tagged along, I must say I was really impressed with the variety of exhibits they had, I highly recommend a visit.

Thank brasileira52
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is the finest art museum in Lisbon. Curated from Gulbenkian's private collection, in 2 buildings, are outstanding collections spanning Egypt, Greece, Roman, Middle Ages, to the masters Rembrandt, Ruebens, Degas, Renoir, Sargent, Cassatt, Manet. All very assessable. The second building is dedicated to...More

Thank Henry C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Modern art in one, more historical art in the other. Both equally interesting. Nice park for a little stroll or a drink in the cafeteria. Worth spending a few hours in.

Thank JamesMackayNL
Reviewed 1 week ago

A place for resting, reading a book, watch a musical presentation or just see the museum. It's work every minute! Go with some time and walk in the gardens!

Thank Roberta C
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Gurpreet G
26 April 2017|
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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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