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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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“european art” (57 reviews)
“ancient egypt” (49 reviews)
“rene lalique” (44 reviews)
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Avenida de Berna 45a, Lisbon 1050-039, Portugal
+351 21 782 3461
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Reviewed yesterday

There was a good choice for lunch. Salads, soups, pies and reasonably priced. The service was also quicker that we expected. A very efficient operation in a great setting on the veranda looking out into the museum grounds.

Thank Tony G
Reviewed yesterday

We had one more day in Lisbon, and had done all the usual. This place was suggested to us, so we did. Well, it was one of the high-lights of our trip. An eclectic collection of many different items, from an alabaster cup dated 5000...More

Thank 121Kiwitraveller
Reviewed yesterday

A well laid out air conditioned museum with a very diverse collection of artifacts especially the lalique room.

Thank Trevor R
Reviewed 2 days ago

Not too large, thus you can visit it in one morning or afternoon. Very well presented with good information about the objects. In particular, an amaizing exibhition of Lalique work. A must-do in your tripo to Lisbon

Thank abmoniz
Reviewed 2 days ago

This museum is full of all the things that I and many others love. There are some really big names in art here. I loved the antique furniture, costumes, rugs and ceramics. My greatest favourite was the large collection of Lalique glassware, including jewellery. There...More

Thank kathyk0l
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Surprises around every corner. A must see when in Lisbon. Furniture and fabrics are beautiful and the Lalique pieces extraordinary.

Thank Gerry H
Reviewed 5 days ago

Small is, as we are slowly learning often more. While the behemoths like The Louvre, the NY Met or the Vatican have their expectable delights battling huge crowds and getting 'museum feet' faster than is desirable is the price we pay for the large-scale grands...More

Thank rob_watts
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Gulbenkian is quite simply one of the finest private collections I've ever seen and the setting is incredible. Get a joint ticket for the Modern Art Museum and spend your day here.

Thank Fergus M
Reviewed 6 days ago

A digest of visual arts from all over the world, from Ancient Egypt to Modern Portuguese painting and sculpture, including great masters such as Rembrandt, Rubens, Hals, Fragonard, Turner, Manet, Monet. Do not miss the Art Nouveau section, with René Lalique's finest jewelry. Tip: take...More

1  Thank JoaoJP
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to visit this museum instead of heading for the sun in Cascais and what a brilliant decision that was! The museum is beautifully laid out, has some magical artefacts as well as some outstanding paintings and is simply an oasis of calm in...More

Thank cc1509
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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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23 November 2016|
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