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Calouste Gulbenkian Museum - Founder's Collection
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US$23.96*
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City Sightseeing Lisbon Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Ranked #5 of 449 things to do in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Stairs / lift, Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage
Reviewed 1 July 2014

I made a list of the various sights to see in Lisbon and after the Gulbenkian Museum, I wrote "Must see". It is definitely not to be missed. I really cannot add much more than has already been said about the private collection, but I will say that Calouste Gulbenkian was a visionary. One of the paintings on display was purchased by him from the Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg in the 1930s. There are paintings, sculptures, jewelry, coins, porcelain - objects of art that were breathtaking. There is an audio in several languages which was very good. Do some browsing in the gift shop. It's a stop on the yellow bus line!! No matter how you get there, be sure to go!!

Thank JaniceA885
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Reviewed 1 July 2014

I can honestly say that this is one of the best museum we've visited,and we've seen a fair amount.Would have happily gone back the next day if we'd had the time.If in Lisbon,this is a must!!

Thank karinaWales
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Reviewed 1 July 2014

A beautiful setting and a very interesting collection of art. Rugs, furniture, ceramics, paintings. Mr. Gulbenkian collected so many different types of art. The building is beautiful as are the grounds.

Thank Bette L
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Reviewed 1 July 2014

maybe I was expecting too much, but we were very dissapointed. A lot there, but no real collection. Just a lot of very nice individual pieces.

Thank Olie66
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Reviewed 1 July 2014

This is one of my favorite place to go when in Lisbon and have a good smooth afternoon or evening.
There´s a lot of green all around. You can see concerts, exhibitions and a lot more

Thank Lightningraph
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