Calouste Gulbenkian Museum

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45 Avenida de Berna, Lisbon, Portugal

Calouste Gulbenkian Museum Lisbon Reviews

Vipin Vipin
691 reviews
Great museum Dec 05, 2010
This museum has to be the best one in Lisbon. It’s not that large in comparison to some of the ones found in London or Paris, but this is no bad thing at all. It is crammed full of wonderful art and artefacts, and the fact that it isn’t a huge museum means you can see all the things without getting fatigued.

The art ranges from many periods and locations. I particularly liked the European paintings, rugs and glassware from the middle east as well as the furniture from Paris.

The entrance fee is several euros but it is free on Sundays so try to time it well if possible!

A basic map of the site is available at reception for free in a range of languages, but this isn’t essential as the museum is nicely laid out.

If you visit just one museum in Lisbon, make it this one.
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davidx davidx
564 reviews
Great but not vast Mar 13, 1999
The Museu Calouste Gulbenkian shares its grounds with the Museum of Modern Art - and lovely grounds they are too - suitable for a picnic between the two museums on a nice day with ducks eager to help you if you should feel you have too much.

The museum contains Gulbenkian's private collections, given to the Portuguese state as a mark of esteem for providing him with a home during WW2. Like the collections of many really wealthy men, there is not that much of any single thing but what there is comes out of the very top drawer.

Islamic and oriental at are particularly well represented.
Museum grounds
bernard69 says:
lucky guy,when I was in Lisbon the museum was shut and I couldn't enjoy the Lalique works!
Posted on: Aug 27, 2010

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