Calouste Gulbenkian Museum1950 Votes Currently Closed
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.
Calouste Gulbenkian Museum Travel Tips
- Car parking is paid.
- Temporary exhibitions may have extra entrance fees.
- The place is wheelchair accessible.
How to Reach Calouste Gulbenkian Museum
- Avenida Berna
- O Policia
- Restaurante Pequim
- Zaza Sandwiches & Bar
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30.33% 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 Museum Reviews & Ratings
Honestly, before coming to Lisbon I had never heard of this man or this museum. I am so very glad that I hove now had that pleasure. We took a taxi from out hotel to this museum after doing just a little reading up. The tickets were reasonably priced, especially since we got the senior discount and only paid half-price. Normal entry fee is €14.00. The grounds around the museum are a garden worthy of a visit all on their own. We took a stroll around the grounds after our museum visit. The museum is quite large, with more than one floor. On display you will find jewelry, carpets, clothing, pottery , sculpture and paintings. I was awe-struck by some of the carpets that are hanging in this museum. The displays are well presented, with lots of explanatory notes. Since the inside of this museum has subdued lighting, it was necessary for me to use the 'flashlight' on my cell phone to read some of them. It was worth the effort My favorite piece in the entire museum was a rooster, which appeared to be made out of tile and or ceramics. It is a beautiful piece of art, especially since Portugal and roosters are an 'item'. I cannot really do justice to the life and efforts of the benefactor of this museum. Each person should read up on this on their own, to discover what caused this man to dedicate his life and his fortune to preserving these awesome works. I am just glad that he did this, and that efforts on his behalf continue to this day. My only issue with this museum is the fact that a lot of the art contained within is called 'Muslim' art or 'Islamic' art, which I take issue with. It is true that some of the artists were from countries that are now Muslim or honor the Islamic faith, but I just do not like labelling art as being specific to one religion. Art is art, and should be appreciated it for what is. The same applies to religion. Each religion should be evaluated on its own merits. Please, do yourself a favor when in Lisbon, and go see this awesome museum.
Museum has really impressive private collection, involving periods starting from Ancient Egypt to our days. Definitely worth checking out if you’re interested in art. Also the museum’s garden is a gorgeous oasis with little waterfalls, ducks and little bamboo forest. Walking there is a real pleasure. A small minus - museum’s bistro with self-service has menu in portugese only.
I went to view the Portuguese contemporary jewellery exhibition at this lovely space and I was blown away by the content and the architecture of the building. The garden and green space is the cherry on top of the cake though! Very pleasant and memorable visit.
Have gone twice, everything is clean and the staff are love! Its also free on sunday :) The museum contents themselves are interesting! Definitely worth it if you are a history lover
Top notch museum. Very pleased that we came here. Great collection of art from different periods and from different geographical areas. The museum had temporary exhibits that you pay extra to see. We opted not to visit those exhibits. Be sure to inquire discounts if you qualify (seniors, student, etc.)