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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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“european art” (62 reviews)
“ancient egypt” (57 reviews)
“rene lalique” (46 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Avenida de Berna 45a, Lisbon 1050-039, Portugal
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Reviewed yesterday

I went to a wonderful concert at the Gulbenkian Foundation. I was so struck by the enthusiasm of the audience -- cheering and many standing ovations. What a wonderful feeling!

Thank lfn55
Reviewed yesterday

The Gulbenkian has a terrific collection on display. The eclectic displays include paintings, statues, jewelry, coins, rugs, furniture, pottery, etc. from many countries from many thousands of years ago to the near present.The presentation is arranged chronologically which ends up being a very interesting way...More

Thank Bill P
Reviewed 2 days ago

The museum owns park grounds and it is just a beautiful little park. The museum is quite big, with charge to get in. There are places for the public to hang out on the grounds and picnic if they want. Very serene. Lots of "nooks"...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Tour books say this is free all day Sunday, but that is incorrect. It is free on Sundays at 2 PM and later. Open from 10 AM to 6 PM. CLOSED TUESDAYS! The classical art is in the building north of the lake, and consists...More

Thank GreggSt_Louis
Reviewed 2 days ago

Good points, there re some outstanding beautiful pieces well displayed, nice cafe, stunning gardens, lots of spaces so never gets crowded, however it was really lacking in information. They used to have an audioguide but not any more, there are info sheets, app or anything,...More

Thank Terry J
Reviewed 2 days ago

Stunning exhibits - especially the Rene Lalique jewellery. Give the Modern Collection a miss - its rubbish!

Thank Mike E
Reviewed 3 days ago

Interesting and unusual art, from Japanese screens to paintings both European and Portuguese, to old statues. The descriptions are interesting, as was a friendly guard. Palacial old home, renovated as beautiful muse. Patio lunch had great view of water. and boats.

Thank Susan_Richmond
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Give it 4 - 5 hours, between the 2 collections, with a break in the excellent cafe, it will be constantly fascinating.

Thank joembor
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is unmissable. A great and idiosyncratic collection of very interesting art and artefacts beautifully displayed. It's a little off the beaten track but easy to get to by cab. Two great Rembrants, four lovely Corots, as well as old carpets and Lalique glass.

Thank Koenraad K
Reviewed 4 days ago

We stopped to see this museum the day we arrived in Lisbon; athough a little tired after our 7 hr. flight, it was a good place to walk around and enjoy a beautiful collection of art dating back to Egyptian times. Of particular interest were...More

Thank BKandCB
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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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