Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon

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Art Museum Museum
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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  • This huge and most beautiful collection of superb art, furniture and treasures of every kind awaits you in Lisbon. Do not miss it. Spend an entire day if you can. Every hour will reward you with pure ...  more »
  • This collection has been compared to the Frick in New York. It's not quite that, but there are some nice pieces. There are a couple of fine Turners (I'm not sure how they got them before the British M...  more »
  • Visited on Sunday afternoon when entry was free, what a stunning collection of artwork and artefacts from all era's. 2,600 bc pieces to Monet. Feel privileged to have visited this wonderful collection...  more »
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  • We walked to the museum because it was beautiful out and it was about a 12 min walk from our hotel. I loved Lisbon, but the streets are not clearly marked. The names of the streets are on the side of the buildings on small frames. As we walked using Google Maps of course, we did find our way. The museum and gardens are encircled in a large wall, as you approach you will know its the correct location you are looking for but its difficult to find the correct entrance. Just keep walking around until you see the driveway, cars and the main building. You can also walk through the gardens and you will end up there. Its a very serene and beautiful walk. There are 2 museums on the property. The Main collection which includes pieces from Lalique and there is a small modern art museum. They are both included in the day cost of $10 euros.
  • The founders collection is an amazing selection of some of the most beautiful exhibits. There are items from ancient Egypt, the middle and far East, paintings, furniture, and some exquisite art deco Lalique. It's a really manageable size, plus it's set in a beautiful garden park, with a modern Portuguese art collection too.
  • They have two freaking Rembrandt's, 3 Monet's and 3 Degas'. Add to it a stunning well conserved ancient Egyptian, Roman and Macedonia coins and pottery and you have an unmissable stop in Lisbon. The security guards are super knowledgeable and great to talk to about the artwork and other displays.
  • Cheats. Knew I didn't speak Portuguese, so they sold me the temporary exhibit ticket only. Then when I wanted to also see the main exhibit, they wouldn't give me the combined price. Made me pay extra. I guess they like to cheat tourists. Maybe this place is for locals only.
  • Wonderful. The collection is small but truly excellent and the atmosphere inside is very inspiring. The museum is surrounded by a garden with small ponds and streams. A magnificent place to nourish your soul.