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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 11 December 2015

This museum offers a wide varierty of art that was part of the collection of Mr Gulbenkian. A nice setion on islamic art. Various scuptures and paintings Worth seeing. One needs about 3 hours to visit the museum. The park around it is also Worth...More

Thank Petrus61
Reviewed 11 December 2015

from ancient Visit the FCG Museum and get to know some unique pieces, from ancient Egypt to Modern Art, all around the world and times. My favorite ones are the impressive Lalique Art Nouveau jewelry and some beautiful Flemish paintings with awesome very tiny details...More

Thank PRMagalhaes
Reviewed 11 December 2015 via mobile

This is one of the best thought out museums I have visited. Starting in the first of 17 rooms you go back to ancient Egypt. You advance room by room century by century all of which can be done in two hours. The art is...More

Thank Stephen S
Reviewed 11 December 2015

Fabulous collections of Islamic decorative art, European paintings, furniture and much more. Great shop too.

Thank AYL038
Reviewed 11 December 2015

Built around 3 courtyard...gardens it is easy to walk around and the exhibits are neither overwhelming not boring.lovely collection, eclectic and obviously assembled with care and good taste.

Thank Argentinaexpert23
Reviewed 8 December 2015 via mobile

Phone before going because they open when they want: usually all museum in Lisboa close in monday but the Gulbekian changes its free day when it wants: we went to visit it the tuesday 8 december 2015 and it was closed (they told us that...More

Thank APG61
Reviewed 4 December 2015

Gulbenkian had a great eye for art. This museum has absolutely gorgeous samplings of artifacts from Asia and Europe, ranging from ceramics and carpets to European paintings. The collection includes two Rembrandts, Corots, Millet, Van Ruisdael, Monet, Degas, Rodin, Sargent, Rubens, and more. Takes about...More

Thank Laura F
Reviewed 3 December 2015

Such a well selected collection. May you rest in peace Calouste Gulbenkian! You have left the world with your beautiful legacy.

Thank Siba A
Reviewed 1 December 2015

Went to see Rufus Wainright (Opera 1st half, him performing with orchestra and singers in 2nd half). Great concert and great venue!

Thank Taiscemara
Reviewed 30 November 2015

Well worth a visit! The Gulbenkian Museum showcases an outstanding permanent art collection and temporary shows. The Lalique gallery is exquisite. A separate modern art museum is also on the grounds. Free on Sundays!

Thank UnabashedFoodie
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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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