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Calouste Gulbenkian Museum - Founder's Collection

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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...more
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Avenida de Berna 45a, Lisbon 1050-039, Portugal
+351 21 782 3000
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Reviewed yesterday

We thought it was a great museum with so much to see. We liked that there were so many varied exhibits. It made it more interesting. The gardens were also lovely. We saw so much wildlife and it was a nice oasis from the hustle...More

Thank Claygum
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Gulbenkian Foundation was suggested as a must-see by friends, so it was one of our first stops. I was familiar with the history of Sr. Gulbenkian - known as "Mr. Five Percent" for his persistent deal-brokering in the petroleum industry about a century ago....More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A brilliant collection Some amazing individual pieces and overall an incredible and enjoyable experience Very highly recommended

Thank Albia-Newton
Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife and I were pleasantly shocked at some of the art displayed in this museum. After being “torched” by our visit to the MAAT museum in Belen, this one was a true gem. I even enjoyed the modern art gallery next door, and I...More

Thank wladamson
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

In two museums on beautiful grounds in downtown Lisbon. One houses ancient art and a second modern art from the collection of the Armenian millionaire and collector who eventually made Portugal his home in the 20th century and donated his huge collection to the nation.

Thank Helen D
Reviewed 5 days ago

A great gallery with high quality exhibits brilliantly displayed (not crammed for wall space like the V&A in London but really well exhibited). Don't miss the Dragonfly Glass brooch by Rene Lalique or JMW Turner's oil painting of the Entrance to the Seine plus some...More

Thank PandC1956
Reviewed 5 days ago

It was much better than I expected. Great variety, truly a gem in Portugal. The cafes were excellent with good food and cheap priced

Thank happytravel7777
Reviewed 6 days ago

Certainly Senhor Gulbenkian had help with a curator or two, as this is a MAGNIFICENT private collection. We have see other privately-acquired collections, most notably the Anderson Collection within the Stanford Campus in Palo Alto, California. The Gulbenkian collection is a great cross-section of the...More

Thank schwakes
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I love museums but this place was extra special. Not only was the collection great it was displayed so well. What a collector he was! It is definitely worth the visit. The day we were there was Founders Day and admission was free. The cafe...More

Thank jo47844
Reviewed 6 days ago

I think that is the museum that I most enjoyed in Lisbon. The works of art are all part of one man's personal collection. It starts with Egyptian and ancient Greek artefacts and is basically laid out in chronological order.and ends with art nouveau jewellery....More

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Gurpreet G
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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.
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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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