Calouste Gulbenkian Museum
Calouste Gulbenkian Museum
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
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.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Clare H
    31 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Go!
    The Gulbenkian’s collection on show today is simply superb. The best of the best. Ancient Egyptian department is breathtaking. The velvets from India, the pottery from Turkey, the Monet’s … wonderful. And the cafeteria is an excellent spot for lunch or a break. Go!
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 19 May 2023
  • billferguson@hotmail.co.uk
    Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An Absolute Must
    Fantastic range and quality of exhibits. As in other Lisbon museums, the descriptions of the exhibits are frequently too low and in too small print but this ought to be the "must do" visit for anyone visiting Lisbon. Do not miss it.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 23 May 2023
  • Isabel P
    83 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Perfect afternoon of proper classic art collection.
    One of best collections I have visited. Similar to the Burrell in Glasgow but not gone woke or complicated things with weird groupings and layouts. Starts with old stuff and walk through easy layout to more modern. Setting in gardens is brilliant. Not stuffy like classic museums. Bit of everything from Egyptian to impressionists. Great cafes. Superb gardens. Brutalist building design maybe actually works...amazingly. even for we total sceptics....
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 June 2023
  • Charliegoestravelling
    33 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great! You must go
    I was suggested to go to this park that the museum is situated in and happened upon this museum. It’s great. There were 4 great exhibitions on at the time I went. It’s a beautiful building set in amazing grounds. I luckily caught some live music event that was going on as part of the museum for summer. Highly suggested going if you like old and modern art.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 24 June 2023
  • Michelle P
    26 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Enrichment for the eye and the soul
    I had read about this marvelous collection years ago and was rewarded by a wonderful several hours wandering throughout the museum. The collection touched on many categories, from fine art to French furniture to rugs and tiles to Middle Eastern ceramics, books other design influences from around the globe. The spaces are open and elegant. If you have any appreciation of the arts, this would be an excellent choice to add to your itinerary. And it was a 10 minutes walk from the Hotel Alif Avenidas! There is also a lovely garden with a stream and ducks and a nice cafe on site.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 26 June 2023
  • Karen W
    Dallas, Texas61 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very interesting and beautiful exhibits
    What an interesting and diverse collection of art! We particularly enjoyed the ancient glassware in the Islamic collection and the intricate jewelry of Rene Lalique. The grounds were lovely and likely will be even nicer when the planned renovations take place. Definitely a museum worth seeing!
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 13 July 2023
  • ksufan88
    Wichita, Kansas6,275 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing Art
    The museum displays about 1,000 of the 6,0000 items of Gulbenkian’s personal collection across 10 rooms starting with ancient Egyptian artifacts, Roman coins, and working up through European Art. My wife and I were amazed by the quality of the items on display especially the coins dating from BC and the Art Deco silver centerpieces and tableware that was originally owned by the Russian Tzars. The museum displays amazing examples of illustrated first editions, silk rugs, Art Deco furniture, and European paintings.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 27 July 2023
  • Julia Ray
    St. Petersburg, Russia3,423 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Too much for one go
    The museum contains a huge amount of art from different periods. The visitor first enters the building with collections of modern art and then, going up to the second floor and passing through a nice shop, one can enjoy paintings and other objects from a later period. There is no point in describing the collection. The halls are spacious, and everything is exhibited very conveniently. The amazing collection of Rene Lalalik is a marvellous thing - don't miss it. It is a small hall on the left almost at the exit and many people leave, already tired of what they have seen, and miss this marvellous hall. On Sundays from 14:00 admission is free.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 24 August 2023
  • oceansidetraveler0
    Oceanside, New York319 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Terrific Museum
    We really enjoyed this museum. We did a guided one hour “ best of” tour given on mondays that we purchased several months in advance. The guide provided highlights of the main works in each room, interesting and informative. The rooms were established chronologically and geographically. We spent another hour on our own going back and spending more time in each of room. There are also outdoor gardens to walk around and a nice cafe for lunch. Great way to spend a morning or afternoon!
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 13 September 2023
  • kellyseye_8
    31 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing museum , a must see in Lisbon
    Fantastic museum , full of amazing items through the ages . Great Greek coin collection . Awesome items from Lalique . Egyptian and Chinese items . The best of the best ! . Art collection fabulous also . Puts the miserable museums of my local area of Sheffield and Birmingham ( now they have wrecked it !) to shame . A must visit for anyone visiting Lisbon. An added bonus of a temporary exhibit of Japanese woodcut including Hokusei .
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 16 September 2023
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Kirstie G
3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
I went today. Most of the galleries are closed until September, but they still charge full price. The gardens are a building site. The entrance is not sign posted. No one could find it. The gardens are all steps. No consideration for disabled people or pushchairs. I asked for map of the outdoor sculptures as the modern art is closed inside, but they did not have map. It doesn't say that they are half closed on their website. Very disappointing.
Written 17 April 2024
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EilSat
Methuen, MA325 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
This is a private collection. There are many fine paintings and statues in this well laid out museum. There are gardens in back for walking and private reflection. Highly recommend Allow 2-3 hours
Written 15 April 2024
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Salu
Texas City, TX288 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
We enjoyed visiting this museum. There were two exhibitions in two different buildings. Nice gardens and very spacious rooms. On Sundays, the museum is free entry from 2 pm.
Written 14 April 2024
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American-in-LondonUK
London, UK223 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
One of the highlights of our trip. We were so lucky that we came on a Monday as that's the only day they do tours (and in English). It was an excellent way to get an overview. What an amazing diverse collection. Many thanks to our guide.
Written 5 April 2024
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kansasrod
OSKALOOSA1,592 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
What to do on a rainy day? This is THE place. Totally unexpected but ended up being THE highlight of our 3 days in Lisbon. Two of us had lunch for less than 15 euros. Servings are huge! Then spent 30 minutes with the special exhibit before joining a guide for 1 1/2 hours in the main museum. Amazing place with such variety — could easily have spent an entire day.
Written 28 March 2024
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Nils E
2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
The museum was superb but the visit ruined by choosing to visit the cafeteria. The woman serving was rude and impatient and the food when it arrived was extremely poor. 3 slices of stale bread and a dollop of quince jelly was the accompaniment to 4 pieces of cheese ..... this after a 30 min wait in the queue. Her comments included "you wouldn't have visited if it wasn't raining" and "the queue has been solid since 10:30 this morning". I'm sorry you are having a bad day but it is not my problem. Very poor customer service and an extremely disappointing end to an inspiring visit.
Written 27 March 2024
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812phil
Great Missenden, United Kingdom6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
Small but really interesting collection. There are some beautiful pieces and something there for everyone I would suggest.
Written 25 March 2024
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BackPacker770331
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
A must see in Lisbon, the Gulbenkian represents part of the private collection of a connoisseur. In addition to a Rembrandt, the carpets, fabrics and Moroccan tiles are of particular interest. Gulbenkian also knew and collected pieces by Rene Lalique, the display of which is breath-taking. The museum has a pleasant cafe and is located in a lovely park.
Written 18 March 2024
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VirginiaGal
Arlington, VA253 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Went during free Sunday afternoon (free after 2pm). It was hard to find the entrance to the museum. Must use locker to store food & water—you get the Euro for the rental back afterwards. Interesting exhibits. Nice cafe.
Written 17 March 2024
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Mark L
Evans, GA642 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Donated by a wealthy person this is a large art gallery with lots of different pieces from around the world. Certainly worth a visit. Easy to access with the metro.
Written 16 March 2024
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