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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  • This is probably the greatest private collection amassed by an individual who was not part of royalty. It bridges East with West in a highly individual way. Highlights, and there are many, is the... 
    This is probably the greatest private collection amassed by an individual who was not part of royalty. It bridges East with West in a highly individual way. Highlights, and there are many, is the...  more »
  • Excellent collection. Well displayed with good lighting. Quite a few longer explanation in English (and Portguese, presumably). As with most museums, the individual explanation cards were small... 
    Excellent collection. Well displayed with good lighting. Quite a few longer explanation in English (and Portguese, presumably). As with most museums, the individual explanation cards were small...  more »
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  • This is without the exaggeration the best museum I've ever seen. Never before has a museum managed to show something so cripplingly boring as ancient and oriental art and paintings (I'm sorry) in such a beautiful and intriguing manner. You will feel compelled to look at every single coin displayed. The collection is vast and beautifully preserved. A truly fine experience of art.
  • We went on a Sundays after 2 pm that the entrance in free and it was great! It has beautiful and unique pieces from different times an styles. Considering that it is a private collection it is impressive and worth a visit. When we came out l. Around 4:30, the line to enter was quite long. I recommend getting there between 2 and 3 pm for the free entrance.

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