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Calouste Gulbenkian Museum - Founder's Collection

Avenida de Berna 45a, Lisbon 1050-039, Portugal
+351 21 782 3461
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“european art” (57 reviews)
“ancient egypt” (44 reviews)
“rene lalique” (44 reviews)
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Avenida de Berna 45a, Lisbon 1050-039, Portugal
+351 21 782 3461
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Be aware that the museum was closed on Tuesday - generally a good thing since most of the others are closed Monday. However, we were not told this by our hotel, who said the website information was incorrect. The museum and gardens are lovely -...More

Thank CC L
Reviewed 3 days ago

This museum is just beautiful. The collection is great. The setting is beautiful and modern art is in a separate building. The whole thing is so well done. I highly recommend everyone going to Lisbon should put this on their must see list.

1  Thank Sondra N
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Gulbenkian collection is an encyclopedic but eclectic gathering of things gathered by its founder, who collected most of them in the first half of the 20th century. What this means is that most of the "good stuff" was already gone, i.e., in other museums....More

Thank opera_fanatic47
Reviewed 4 days ago

All artefacts in mint condition from ancient greek and roman coins to silk carpets, turkish ceramics, french furniture, iconic paintings including 2 Rembrandts and Lalique glass in magnificent building surrounded by attractive gardens

1  Thank SydneySushie
Reviewed 5 days ago

My wife wanted to go. I wasn't so keen. How wrong I was. The collection is incredibly wide-ranging - including some really wonderful paintings. The presentation is a revelation to the art-lover used only to British galleries. You can stand up close to Rembrandts and...More

1  Thank 555tonyl99
Reviewed 6 days ago

There is no better museum, when you like art and sculpture; don't miss the garden; the variety is amazing;

Thank Olaf M
Reviewed 6 days ago

Wonderful collection of art not typically found elsewhere in Europe. Prepare to spend at least two hours.

Thank M M
Reviewed 6 days ago

For those who love Art-deco Jewelry and Impressionism painting it's a must see museum. The paintings of Renoir, Mannet & Degas were beautiful. The Lalique's collection was amazing, very beautiful and unique. There was a nice display of French furniture's from Louis the 15th Period....More

Thank Sharon_zz
Reviewed 6 days ago

Our Guide Book, Pocket Rough Guide, was bought in February 2017 from Amazon - we consulted it carefully and went to visit the Gulbenkian Museums on Tuesday. Big Mistake! The Rough guide clearly says they are open Tuesday to Sunday from 10.00 to 17.45. Opening...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The modern collection is very nice and the founder's is extraordinary, and both are diplayed in worderful building surrounded by a lovely park. I was moved by a large Asyrian image and the many Turkish ceramic pieces of art. It is free on Sundays after...More

Thank Enrique C
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Gurpreet G
Is there a permanent display of work by Paula Rego here?
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.
Hi, Please tell me the current price of admission to the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum
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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How would i get from the hotel PortoBay Marquês to the museum?
22 November 2016|
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Response from Yokeko | Reviewed this property |
I don't know know where the hotel is but I highly recommend maps.me, a very good off-line mapping app. It was extremely useful on on our recent five-week trip all around Portugal. Hotel staff will most certainly be able to... More