Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon

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Marvel at the extraordinary range of artworks on display at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian. Formed from the private collection of Ottoman-born oil magnate Calouste Gulbenkian (of which only about one-sixth remains on permanent exhibition), the museum houses treasures spanning East and West and including Egyptian relics, Chinese porcelain, Western masterpieces, and everything in between. After browsing the galleries of paintings, jewelry, furniture, sculptures, and more, take a stroll in the landscaped park in which the museum resides. Put Museu Calouste Gulbenkian at the forefront of your travel plans using our Lisbon travel route planner .
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  • Decided to go here on our visit. The gardens are very nice to walk or sit in. The Founders collection is a range of items across the years, they vary from Egyptian statues to 16th century paints inclu...  more »
  • The Gulbenkian Museum is one of the best we've ever visited. The Founders Collection is outstanding, from oil paintings, to fabrics, furniture, silver and pottery, rugs, jewelry, etc. It is easily acc...  more »
  • Mr Gulbenkian only collected the best of everything. His collection of pre-1900 artefacts and art is simply jaw-dropping - a absolute must-see. From wall-hangings, to tiles, to furniture, clocks, clot...  more »
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  • I spent about 3 hours there and took everything in slowly. Overall a really great experience which also felt like a short history of Portugal in art. I also saw the founder's collection which was pretty awesome. Plus there's a beautiful garden and wifi:)
  • Magnificent art and excellent architecture from 1969, still with all the original fittings and furniture. Tasty lunch... A time pocket from another era...
  • The Founders Collection is phenomenal but I wish we hadn't bothered with the modern collection even though it is well displayed. The woman on the ticket desk at the modern collection was very unhelpful.
  • Very nice collection of Greek, Asian, European pieces(furniture, tiles, paintings). The modern art museum is presented in an interesting manner. It also includes contemporary art. I don't like/understand contemporary art but I liked some of the pieces here.
  • Great museum with fantastic Islamic and Egyptian artifacts. Needs to be signposted a bit better from the Metro as to how you get to it.

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