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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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Avenida de Berna 45a, Lisbon 1050-039, Portugal
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Reviewed today

This was a very nice gallery with a wide collection of objects to explore and look at. Its mostly classical stuff, though they did have a pop art exhibit on when I visited.

Thank Carolyn B
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Reviewed today via mobile

Went to this museum because it was a close walk. Wondered through the modern section fairly fast but got into the Founders section. Absolutely taken back by the works of art Van Dyck, Rubens, Hals, Turner, Gainsborough. Couldn’t get enough!

Thank Murray2805
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Reviewed yesterday

I had not been to the original museum in 13 years and don't remember being at the modern museum. You get both for one price. We started with the modern museum and the art was interesting. There are also good write ups above Portugal,which help...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Brilliant museum, it was our last day in Lisbon. It really needs 2 visits to do the collection to do it justice. Spans a huge range of art history in its broadest sense. Restaurant and gardens were good as well.

Thank Peter M
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Stunning art and we were lucky to catch an exhibition of Indian carpets. Superb restaurant we kept going back to for more . Lovely peaceful gardens. Well worth an afternoon. A bit off the beaten track so no tour buses or crowds.

Thank spencer49
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The collection is so broad, it can be overwhelming. You may want to pick what areas to focus on rather than wandering through the whole complex without a plan.

Thank Arthur H
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Sorry but not enough to see and experience to give it a good rating. I was out of there in thirty minutes. I was very interested in the sculptures,unfortunately there weren’t enough of them.

Thank alex s
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

There is something for everyone here, from Rembrandt, Turner, Gainsborough and Monet to a collection of ancient tiles, Persian rugs and China. There is a magnificent collection of furniture, Lalique jewellery and Greco-roman artefacts. There are also temporary exhibitions. Set in a beautiful park the...More

Thank DP1066
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Museum is just outside city centre and a 15 minute walk from our hotel in a beautiful and tranquil park. We arrived when it opened so benefitted from seeing the exhibits with few crowds. We spent a couple of hours here and loved every moment....More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

We enjoyed especially the beautiful gardens. Nice and small collection of works. If you don't have something better - go for it.

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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.
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sydneyAustinTexas
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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