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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

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

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Reviewed today 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 today

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 today 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 3 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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Reviewed 4 days ago

The Gulbenkian Foundation was suggested as a must-see by friends, so it was one of our first stops. I was familiar with the history of Sr. Gulbenkian - known as "Mr. Five Percent" for his persistent deal-brokering in the petroleum industry about a century ago....More

Thank peter s
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A brilliant collection Some amazing individual pieces and overall an incredible and enjoyable experience Very highly recommended

Thank Albia-Newton
Reviewed 5 days ago

My wife and I were pleasantly shocked at some of the art displayed in this museum. After being “torched” by our visit to the MAAT museum in Belen, this one was a true gem. I even enjoyed the modern art gallery next door, and I...More

Thank wladamson
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

In two museums on beautiful grounds in downtown Lisbon. One houses ancient art and a second modern art from the collection of the Armenian millionaire and collector who eventually made Portugal his home in the 20th century and donated his huge collection to the nation.

Thank Helen D
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great gallery with high quality exhibits brilliantly displayed (not crammed for wall space like the V&A in London but really well exhibited). Don't miss the Dragonfly Glass brooch by Rene Lalique or JMW Turner's oil painting of the Entrance to the Seine plus some...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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