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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 2 days ago via mobile

The museum collection is simply amazing. Various exhibitions are located in different buildings. One ticket gets you everywhere just make sure you ask the cashier at the till as sometimes they don’t tell you. Plenty of space , air con and contemporary art! Heaven !...More

Thank lemotka
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Wow, hard to believe this was a private collection. The artifacts were very different, nicely displayed. Well worth your time. A very different Monet painting than I have seen in other museums. Enjoy

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We took the Metro to get there and asked for directions from locals. It was DIFFICULT to find and we were pointed in the wrong direction....but once there we found it to be an enjoyable little museum. Lisbon needs more signage for tourists!! This personal...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the opportunity to visit this museum during a 10-day visit to Lisbon in July 2018. I has a wonderful collection of Greco-Roman, Egyptian, Mesopotamian, Persian and many other artworks, textiles, porcelain and furniture. The museum is surrounded by a beautiful garden.

Thank Ramal C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved the main collection: Fabulous Rembrandt and van Dyke and wonderful textiles, porcelain and furniture. Also recommend the cafe; nice food and prompt service.

Thank GeneralMartok
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s funny how we art dealers think we know everything. In matters of taste, our sweeping arrogance, lack of self deprecation are irritating in the extreme and yet.......and yet, we are, apparently, blessed with eyes and my eyes, trained as they are by looking at...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was fortunate to meet Portuguese writer, Gonçalo Manuel Tavares, here. He was able to give me a lot of background information on the Portuguese artists, their careers, changes in their work, and so forth. Afterward we toured the gardens and the library. It made...More

Thank Ru F
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful gardens and building, unique collection, including 2 Rembrandts, absolute quality in all its collections

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed visiting this museum. Got a ticket to see both parts - the classic collection and the modern collection which is housed in a separate building across the park. Highly recommend this. (They also give a reduced price for ages under 29!)

Thank Murphy205
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing collection in a beautiful set up. (Also did not hurt as the air conditioning was a nice break from the heat wave) the collection is quite diverse and very well presented. The architecture itself is also interesting. A great legacy from this gentleman of...More

Thank Eileen M
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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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