Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon

4.6
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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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  • CLOSED till 2022 other part and gardens open but modern art museum closed review refers to precious visit  more »
  • The permanent collection pertaining to Calouste Gulbenkian is definitely valuable and worth being visited. The rooms displaying articrafts from Egypt, Persia and Turkey, as well as the Oriental room.....  more »
  • It was a interesting museum to experience with modern art pieces. There are several different levels with various types of art. The park surrounding it is very pleasant and meditative.  more »
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  • A very intriguing, wide range of artworks from Egyptian dynasties to contemporary art from around the world. The pieces are as interesting as the man who has collected them. Strongly recommend that you pay a little visit there if you are in Lisbon for a few days. Also the museum Cafe is great as well.
  • Very well presented and interesting works in the original collection - all in superb buildings. The modern art exhibition was much less interesting. Friendly staff. At the time we visited (January) not at all crowded. Easy to get to via metro.
  • Fantastic exhibits - they are very well detailed and you can go up close to most of them. Architecture and surroundings are beautiful - the place has a very easy vibe to it. One of my favourite museums in the world now
  • Such a beautiful museum! The building is very nice and the items are tastefully displayed. Nothing it's crowded together so you can appreciate the item you're looking at. The outside park was very nice too!
  • 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 (two would be better)to peruse this truly awe inspiring venue. It is the jewel of Lisbon.

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