Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon

4.6
#1 of 601 in Museums in Portugal
Marvel at the extraordinary range of artworks on display at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian. Formed from the private collection of Ottoman-born oil magnate Calouste Gulbenkian (of which only about one-sixth remains on permanent exhibition), the museum houses treasures spanning East and West and including Egyptian relics, Chinese porcelain, Western masterpieces, and everything in between. After browsing the galleries of paintings, jewelry, furniture, sculptures, and more, take a stroll in the landscaped park in which the museum resides. Put Museu Calouste Gulbenkian at the forefront of your travel plans using our Lisbon travel route planner .
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  • Visited the main own collection and temporary collections. The buildings are for me the main attraction - concrete in a wonderful style. The collection is a bit dated and Portugal focused. Recommend...  more »
  • Lovely with beautiful old growth trees. The magnolia is the largest I've seen. Lots of cool restaurant's around the perimeter.  more »
  • This was a nice stop on our vacation however the museum is not a great experience. The gardens were also fun as well.  more »
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  • One of the best museums in Lisbon. Large areas are covered by the collections; Egypt, Greece, the Islamic world, China, Japan, Europe. The Islamic collection is especially strong. Some collections are overstated, the mesopotamian has two items on display. Overall a lot to see in this special museum set within its own park.
  • Cool collection of European painting and neat abstract/ modern wing. The gardens are absolutely fantastic to stroll through. Handicap accessibility, outdoor cafes, and helpful staff also available.
  • Recommend visiting this museum. Eclectic collection. Great garden. My only wish is that the museum would provide more information on the pieces. Download the app. Good comments but too few pieces covered and hard to find them.
  • Excellent collection to visit and learn about ancient cultures and how they are associated with the fascinating life of Gulbenkian. The temporary collection was of a great quality ( "The rise of islamic art"). The restaurant inside is well situated and you can eat outside and enjoy the garden. Personally only the modern art collection didn't attract me but that's a personal taste and not a critic to the collection.
  • A truly mind boggling collection of artifacts and a world class art collection by the great masters. I can't imagine that there are many other museums in the world with a collection to rival the Gulbenkian. I recommend you set aside at least one day to peruse this truly awe inspiring venue. It is the jewel of Lisbon.
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