Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon
(4.6/5 based on 5,500+ reviews on the web)
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. Before you head to Lisbon, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Lisbon travel itinerary maker, to make sure you see all that Lisbon has to offer, including Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.
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  • I advise you to spend a morning or an afternoon to visit the Museum and the beautiful gardens. The architecture (and civil) alone justifies a visit, the buildings are beautiful and the framework with the garden is fantastic. The Museum's collection reflects the classic taste of Calouste Gulbenkian in relation to the art of the 19th and 20th centuries, but is of excellent quality. If you like something more daring, there right next to the Gulbenkian Centre of modern art. If you can, take in a concert at the Gulbenkian Auditorium: the auditorium is very beautiful, the acoustics are excellent and the quality is guaranteed. If you need a meal, the two cafes-restaurant, the Foundation and the modern art centre, are of good quality and at a very reasonable price, and have a beautiful view to the garden. Have fun!
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  • The Museum collection is diverse pieces acquired during the lifetime of the collector. Manicured gardens surround the building and provide a great place for outdoor leisure. Good restaurant and coffee shop. On Sundays free admission starting at 2:00 pm.
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  • Very recommended a very nice Park with cafes scattered in the region and variety of choices. A walk as a family and to break the routine of a vacation trip.
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  • Just tremendous. From ancient Assyrian alabaster reliefs to modern sculpture with everything in between. Well constructed collection with little filler and some fantastic works given the space they need. If it was possible to describe this place in words we wouldn't need art! Blown away by this
  • Donated to Portugal by Calouste Gulbenkian for granting him amnesty during WW2, this collection contains select pieces from five thousand years of human history. Designed to flow through its entirety with ease unlike some museums. Great collection. Easily the best museum in Lisbon Great gardens as well
  • Free on Sunday after 14:00. You will find a very nice collection of old and modern art in two nice modern buildings. The collector seemed to have a good taste because he only collected the best of the best from all ages.
  • Gulbenkian is a center for art, culture, science and all fantastic artistic expositions and traditional and classic music concerts. Very unique building and landscape design . Very calm and full of peace place. A must see place. I highly recommend.
  • Great museum. Sadly visited on a day when there were groups of school children and their teachers who monopolised art works, in particularly the whole Rene Lalique room making it almost impossible for other visitors to view the works.