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Calouste Gulbenkian Museum - Founder's Collection

Avenida de Berna 45a, Lisbon 1050-039, Portugal
+351 21 782 3000
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With works ranging from Antiquity to the early 20th century, the Founder’s Collection comprises more than six thousand pieces gathered throughout Calouste Sarkis Gulbenkian’s life, including Egyptian Art, Greco-Roman Art, Islamic Arts, Painting, Sculpture and European Decorative Arts. Works by great masters such as Rubens, Rembrandt, Turner, Degas and René Lalique’s largest set of jewels are just a few examples of what can be found in one of the best private collections in the world. Besides the Founder’s Collection, the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum is also comprised by the Modern Collection, which features the largest and most complete collection of modern and contemporary Portuguese Art. The Calouste Gulbenkian Museum is surrounded by one of the most emblematic modern gardens in Portugal, open all year. The Museum offers a wide range of facilities to improve the visitor’s experience: three cafeterias overlooking the Garden, a museum shop, free cloackroom service and free Wi-Fi.
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Avenida de Berna 45a, Lisbon 1050-039, Portugal
+351 21 782 3000
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Reviewed 2 days ago

An amazing place to visit with too much to see in a one day visit. Hard on the feet but very worthwhile.

Thank CommodoreChris
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The museum results from a private collection and therefore covers a quite wide range of arts an artefacts. Especially the Lallique collection is special

Thank PotvisNL
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very old part of town, great steep hills for avid walkers. Great shops and bars. The streets do have garbage

Thank j0se12345678
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum has a fascinating collection spanning a variety of periods and types of art. We happened to get there on a Sunday after 2 PM, and it was free admission! The museum cafe served very good food and was a nice place to sit...More

Thank Amy B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great little museum where one can find everything from mummies to Renoir. Founder's collection is full of important pieces from every epoch. Museum's gardens are free to entry and have three nice cafes.

Thank Rostislav P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good to go after visiting other places. Free on Sunday after 2. Nice diverse collection with some great pieces of art. The ticket included all the exhibitions, the modern art in an other building, visiting the garden ( probably more impressive in spring and summer)...More

Thank olga s
Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed very much the museum and the collection, especially the "mirror exposition". Very nice park between the blocks. People were having pick nick there on a beautiful sunny Sunday afternoon. On Sundays after 14h the access to the museum is apparently free (to be...More

Thank Hermi O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We only visited the private collection and modern meuseums. They were both very impressive for private ownership. We were a little disappointed as none of the Gulbenkian owned Arshile Gorky pieces were on display.

Thank ZS1
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were absolutely wowed by the orchestral performance at the Gulbenkian! Of course having front row seats at an incredibly low price didn't hurt at all! It started off with some Debussy, some Pintscher (unfamiliar) and then the Firebird from Stravinsky. An excellent performance -...More

Thank Cloe S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The displayed items had been well chosen by the collector - not just for their value or rareity or name. The gold coins from Greece were particularly well displayed and made you think about how they would have been used in trade. So small and...More

Thank gtrot
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Gurpreet G
25 April 2017|
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Response from Luis P | Reviewed this property |
No, you cloud find a permanent exhibition of the works of the painter Paula Rego in the House of Stories in Cascais, which was built for this purpose.
19 April 2017|
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Response from Torben S | Reviewed this property |
Hi I Think its 10 euro for The permanent exibition and 14 incl The exibition at dispay. And mayby its still free at sundays after 2 pm
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22 November 2016|
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