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Casa-Museu Dr. Anastacio Goncalves

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Address: Avenida 5 de Outubro 6 8 | São Sebastião da Pedreira, Lisbon 1050-055, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 21 354 0823
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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This is an under-rated impressive collection by a private collector and...

This is an under-rated impressive collection by a private collector and friend of Calouste Gulbenkian, housed in an Art Nouveau building.

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It's hard to believe that just near the madness of the Saldanha roundabout used to be open countryside and this rather splendid house was surrounded by open fields. But so, we... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 May 2016
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Portalegre, Portugal
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

We were staying a few minutes from the house. Being a little out of town there's not much to do in the area so we gave it a go. The entry charge is just a few euros (3 I think). The house is ok for a quick browse but nothing of great interest. We were slightly put of by a... More 

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Portalegre, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

It's hard to believe that just near the madness of the Saldanha roundabout used to be open countryside and this rather splendid house was surrounded by open fields. But so, we were told, it was. Built in 1905 for José Malhoa (famous Portuguese painter, whose name you will see in many places around the country) it now houses a small... More 

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Pinhal Novo, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2016

It's difficult to imagine that exctly in the middle of Lisbon someone may find this explendid house of a phamous doctor that travelled arround the globe and collected a unique collection of painting and crafterie. Excellent.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2015

I only found this in the Lonely Planet guide, but I'm so glad we went. They probably don't get nearly as many visitors as they should, and the curator was so kind to spend several minutes with us talking about the lovely house and collection. She also insisted we visit the Sousa Lopes exhibit at the Museu do Chiado, and... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2015

A beautiful small museum, richly decorated and with some superb Art Nouveau details in it. Great collection of porcelain and just rather interesting.

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Naples, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2014

Nice Museum. Only needs ~ 45 mins. Very inexpensive. 1st floor salon/studio is very interesting. Chinese Porcelain is sensational.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2014

This museum needs to be properly advertised! It holds a rich collection of Art:major XII-XVIII Chinese porcelain, furniture, paintings, gold & silver work, glassware and metal, etc. etc. All its content was donated to the Portuguese Museum Patrimony by an ophthalmologist, Dr. Anastacio Goncalves, who lived a very frugal life while traveling the world to find more and more pieces... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2014

Being Art Nouveau fans and having seen the pictures of this spectacular Art Nouveau house on the net we assumed more Art Nouveau inside and boy were we wrong. It turned out that Dr.Gonçalves who bought the house from its original owner José Malhoa was not into Art Nouveau at all - he simply needed a house ;) On the... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2014

It's an example of a collection created by an ophthalmologist, a man of excellent taste who had a particular feeling for the naturalistic style of Portuguese painters from the nineteen and early twentieth centuries. On the other hand, he collected a very interesting group of Chinese porcelain for export "kraak" from the Ming and Qing Dynasties which represent the best... More 

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Coconut Creek, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2014

Although I liked the Chiado Art Museum in Lisbon and the Soares Dos Reis Art Museum in Porto better for the study of Portuguese Art,I still would highly recommend this art museum for studying and enjoying Portuguese Romantic(Mario Augusto),Naturalistic(Silva Porto),and Realistic(Joao Vaz,Jose Malhoa)Art..I especially liked Silva Porto's"Prairie"and Joao Vaz'"Beach"and "Church Pulpit".This is a small house art museum located close to... More 

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