Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon

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#1 of 529 in Museums in Portugal
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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  • The Museum is nice, friendly ballad in the garden to the discovery of the ducklings. The permanent exhibition is very interesting. The scenography is aerated and the purpose is clear. Nothing to complain about. Go!
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  • Not a museum but a park that brings together various exhibition buildings. A real treat for the eyes and mind. Indeed, not only can you visit the "Museum" but you can especially spend time in the garden very nice :)
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  • This is a collection of porcelain, paintings, furniture and other artefacts beautifully displayed throughout a number of rooms. Descriptions are in English as well as Portuguese and are easy to read. ...  more »
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  • This is a great museum: The permanent collection is engaging and charming, the temporary exhibits are usually beautifully curated. Not to mention all the work they do with music! Plus we've recently gotten involved with their workshops for kids. Again, the highest quality--the kids learned a lot and had SO much fun. And last but not least, the gardens are fantastic...
  • The museum was really nice so inside as outside. Very nice architecture with the garden and cute mews. When it is comes to the collection of art peaces , really large and from all around the world ...
  • Probably one of the most beautiful and exquisite museums I've ever seen. The connoisseur eye of Mr. Gulbenkian assembled an impressive collection of artifacts ranging from antique Egyptian statues to 19th century paintings and sculptures. By far, it has the most brilliant collection of antique coins.
  • Loved the amazingly beautiful garden area and the brutalist architecture, both together create an interesting contrast. The art collection / exhibition bored me a bit, seen better ones, but all in all its definitely worth a visit.
  • A must visit for a small entry fee. Filled with awesome beautiful historical treasures from many parts of the world. Furniture, pottery, paintings, glassware, crafts and delicate artwork. Be prepared to spend at least half a day browsing the galleries. Finish off at the cosy restaurant with some nice food. 😊
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