Calouste Gulbenkian MuseumCurrently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
A part of the CALOUSTE GULBENKIAN Foundation, this Museum is best things to see in lisbon . The place has a vast and varied collection of curiosities from around the world.
The painting collection is certainly worth a mention. From Rembrandt, Monet to Renoir and even a few modern artist's paintings belong to the museum. Besides paintings there are also a variety of artefacts including a mummy mask, a sculpture of Princess Diana.
Egyptian art, Islamic art, Eastern works and many more grace the walls of this lovely museum. There are also some lovely decorative pieces of furniture from around the world. There is a lot to see so art lovers and culture-seekers should certainly put this one on their list. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Lisbon Itinerary 7 Days.
- Car parking is paid.
- Temporary exhibitions may have extra entrance fees.
- The place is wheelchair accessible.
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- Restaurante Pequim
- Zaza Sandwiches & Bar
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35.39% of people who visit Lisbon include Calouste Gulbenkian Museum in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
78.92% of people start their Calouste Gulbenkian Museum visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Calouste Gulbenkian Museum
94.59% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Calouste Gulbenkian Museum
Calouste Gulbenkian was an Armenian entrepreneur behind the formation of the Turkish Petroleum Company which, after many vicissitudes, became the Iraq Petroleum Company in which he held a 5% interest (and as a consequence, became known as "Mr. Five Percent"). Throughout his life, he used his knowledge of art and his wealth to build one of the greatest collections to have ever been assembled by an individual, an eclectic and unique collection that was influenced by his travels and his personal taste, which sometimes involved lengthy and complex negotiations with the leading experts and specialist dealers. His collection totals over 6.000 works of art which range in period from antiquity until the early twentieth century. His attachment to the works of art he acquired was so strong, that he considered them "his“ children.
A pleasant gallery the map could be improved enter modern or other building via the coffee shops rather than walking around the buildings especially if cold and blustery. Some great pieces take advantage of Lisbon card discount and enjoy. Love from Australia :-).
Wow just wow. I cant remember the last time a museum/collection left me in awe if ever. It'll definitely leave you speechless. After passing each room I thought this has to be it right, there cant possibly be more of this unfathomable collection and then there was another amazing room with even more fantastic items. Truly awe inspiring. Amazing garden with free roaming ducks and cats. Free entry on sunday's after 2 pm.
Fantastic collection from ancient Egypt to renaissance art. Travel through space and time, guided by the lasting hand of Calouste Gulbenkian. Make sure to read the info cards to get the most out of the exhibits. Beautiful gardens and clean toilets. Modern art museum cafe cheaper than Founder's collection. Expect to spend the day!
I've been to Lisbon many times and still have so much to see. But this museum blew us away. It's by far the most complete museum/ art gallery I've seen in Portugal. And to think it belonged to one man with such a generous heart. The bonus was the modern art gallery next door. 10 out of 10!