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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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Avenida de Berna 45a, Lisbon 1050-039, Portugal
+351 21 782 3461
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Besides being a wonderfully cool place in the heat and calm relaxing garden to suit, this museum houses artefacts of remarkable quality. There are two main buildings. The main museum houses a range of things from Ancient Egypt to twentieth century jewellery. Large collection of...More

Thank Marion M
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's not the largest collection, but it offers a lovely overview and trip through time, as well as cultures. Well worth a visit!

Thank Aurelie V
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is located in beautiful gardens, which had various artistic activities for children. The collection is varied. I loved the beautiful geometric designs displayed on tiles and carpets. The modern exhibit of sculptures and paintings was thought provoking. My friend and I enjoyed our...More

Thank Ilan Z
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very eclectic collection of art. There are examples of Arabic, Chinese, traditional and modern art. The clocks still tell time. The ceramics are exquisite. It is a must visit place. The back story is most interesting.

Thank Airtl50
Reviewed 1 week ago

The gardens are amazin! Very wellL maintain and good looking. Goodprices. I just did like the taxi driver, I think he choose the worsted way to get there.

Thank allannewcastle
Reviewed 1 week ago

Four of us spent an afternoon at the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum and had a wonderful timesaving the collections there. We were impressed with the extensiveness and quality of the art on display.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Impressive eclectic collection of art and ancient artifacts. Presentation was excellent. There were many surprising pieces.

Thank ROSCOESeattle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful setting for art from many centuries - contemporary art too in their temporary exhibitions. Nice Gardens and grounds.

Thank Carol B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well displayed, signage for displays are low and dark. Nice collection, would not see again, went on Sunday, was only free after 2pm. I'd make it a low priority to see

Thank Daniel R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Once in, I was greeted in the first few galleries by a very fine collection of Persian and Moorish art and artefacts - tile work, glassware, rugs, fabrics, manuscripts and more. If this is your thing, then this collection is well worth the visit alone....More

Thank David 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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22 November 2016|
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