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Calouste Gulbenkian Museum - Founder's Collection

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Address: Avenida de Berna 45a, Lisbon 1050-039, Portugal
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+351 21 782 3461
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10:00 - 18:00
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Wed - Mon 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The Gulbenkian complex features a museum that houses a magnificent private...

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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Definitely Worth the Trip!

This is now one of my favorite museums in the world. What an eclectic and superior collection! I would go back in a second!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Brattleboro, VT
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is now one of my favorite museums in the world. What an eclectic and superior collection! I would go back in a second!

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We really wanted to visit this hotel and I researched it on the website before we went. Unfortunately, we had a bad experience. As I bought tickets at the reception and said we wanted to see the Monets we were not told the exhibition was closed. We bought tickets and then were told we were in the wrong building. Not... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The art is world class-- do not miss. However, the interpretation is minimal, even in Portuguese. If you are expecting information about the collection you won't find it here. Instead, enjoy the amazing art, tale photos of what interests you, and research it once you get home!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While we were not really into the modern art the ancient art was quite interesting to see. A very nice way to spend an afternoon!

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the museum, especially the founders collection. Amazing collection with top pieces. Not Portuguese but from all over the world.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the finest museums that we have even visited anywhere in the world. You never feel overwhelmed or closed in. The collection is wide ranging and excellent.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The old wing is interesting, without having any specimen to make it a "must see", but the building hosting the contemporary collection is a total disappointment, the gardens around the compound are nice

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoyed a great afternoon viewing this collection. I was impressed to see a diverse amount of works covering different eras. I was most impressed by the building itself, a true retro work of art.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a hidden gem in Lisbon. You must visit. The french furniture is exquisite. The shop is a bit expensive!

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had no idea this museum would have the incredible treasures that it did. DO NOT miss! I was blown away by the Monets!!!

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