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Calouste Gulbenkian Museum - Founder's Collection

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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...more
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Avenida de Berna 45a, Lisbon 1050-039, Portugal
+351 21 782 3000
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Reviewed today via mobile

Lovely museum and beautifully arranged. We liked the founders collection better than the modern. Had a good lunch at the cafe, and they were knowledgeable about gluten free.

Thank Paonia2015
Reviewed today

we spent a couple of hours walking round the museum and the grounds- a bit disappointing -although full of expensive art works. The restaurant was not efficient.

Thank John T
Reviewed yesterday

This isn't a huge museum but it has a wonderful collection of antiquities dating from 2,000 BC. There are beautiful rugs, tiles, ceramics, jewellery, art and much more. The museum is a manageable size and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it.

Thank RussellHerefordshire
Reviewed 2 days ago

Beautiful collection of traditional items: pottery, glass, jewelry. Modern part was interesting also.

Thank jbfox44
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was a special trip to celebrate the birthday of my dear friend, who, like myself, is a Lalique devote. For me, it was the third visit to this museum. You will not find a more enchanting Lalique collection anywhere in the world! There are...More

Thank Eva664
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We spent a whole morning looking at a wonderful range of exhibits from stunning Egyptian artefacts through Greek and Roman then Middle Eastern ceramics silks and carpets, Chinese and then European art. Hard to choose between some great Rodin sculptures and the stunning Lalique collection...More

Thank Fiona L
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Not much I can say that hasn’t been covered in other reviews but this was a beautifully laid out museum with multiple periods of art, sculpture, jewelry and tapestries throughout each running seemlessly into the next. The gardens are worth the visit alone !

Thank Jack B
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a charming museum, filled with tasteful exhibits, wonderfully presented. It clearly benefits by having no obligation to art history or academic considerations. This is a perfect place to visit for 2 - 3 hours, not getting too tired. The gardens are wonderful. Don´t...More

Thank Thordur H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed Gulbenkian museum very much, especially a part with European masterpieces, although the exibition of Egiptian, Persian and Chinese ancient artwork is also something special. We visited modern gallery as well where we were surprised seing a lot of young people sitting at the...More

Thank Sanja C
Reviewed 6 days ago

We thought it was a great museum with so much to see. We liked that there were so many varied exhibits. It made it more interesting. The gardens were also lovely. We saw so much wildlife and it was a nice oasis from the hustle...More

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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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