Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon

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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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  • This is an amazing museum with an incredible collection of art, sculptures, glass etc. It's hard to believe that one man owned all this. When we were there it was quiet and the overall atmosphere was....  more
    This is an amazing museum with an incredible collection of art, sculptures, glass etc. It's hard to believe that one man owned all this. When we were there it was quiet and the overall atmosphere was....  more »
  • I love art galleries. So this was wonderful for me. It is a collection of wonderful art and artefacts . It was a private collection which has been bequeathed to Portugal. We thoroughly enjoyed... 
    I love art galleries. So this was wonderful for me. It is a collection of wonderful art and artefacts . It was a private collection which has been bequeathed to Portugal. We thoroughly enjoyed...  more »
  • This relatively small, but wide-ranging museum includes some of the finest specimens of ancient art anywhere in the world. The Lalique collection is one-of-a-kind. This museum is a treasure for... 
    This relatively small, but wide-ranging museum includes some of the finest specimens of ancient art anywhere in the world. The Lalique collection is one-of-a-kind. This museum is a treasure for...  more »
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  • This is without the exaggeration the best museum I've ever seen. Never before has a museum managed to show something so cripplingly boring as ancient and oriental art and paintings (I'm sorry) in such a beautiful and intriguing manner. You will feel compelled to look at every single coin displayed. The collection is vast and beautifully preserved. A truly fine experience of art.
  • It’s a nice museums, not too crowded. On Sundays the entry is free in the afternoon, which is great. They have some nice events, such as concerts and workshops. But if you want to go to those book ahead, because on the same day it was sold out :(
  • We went on a Sundays after 2 pm that the entrance in free and it was great! It has beautiful and unique pieces from different times an styles. Considering that it is a private collection it is impressive and worth a visit. When we came out l. Around 4:30, the line to enter was quite long. I recommend getting there between 2 and 3 pm for the free entrance.
  • A wonderful museum. The collection starts at the Pharaoh Egypt, with wonderful pieces,and ends just before the XX century. The pieces are mostly Decorative Arts, like furniture, and coins. At the very end, the marvelous XIX century space contains paintings from the Impressionists, as well as an astonishing Burgeoise of Calais from Rodin. A must if you are visiting Lisbon and are into Art.
  • Quality over quantity. I enjoyed the way the museum is geographically split into treasures from different locations and eras perhaps from their respective peaks. Wish I'd have spent more time in the Egyptian section and less time looking at rugs!

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