We needed more than half a day but it was worth it. It starts with antiques and goes all the way to modern art and it is structured both chronologically and geographically.
About Calouste Gulbenkian Museum - Founder's Collection
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One of my favourite art galleries. Astonishing collection, amazing architecture and gardens. Not to mention the v. good self service restaurant over in the modern gallery. Great for lunch if you are in the area
As some have indicated, it can be difficult to find the front door to the museum, which is dwarfed by the foundation building next door to it. But it is definitely worth finding. The collection is beautifully displayed all on one very spacious floor. Signage...More
Modern art section was very interesting, showing art chronologically from the beginning of 20th century to present with the explanation of the history of Portugal. It showed mainly Portuguese artists. The main section of the museum is really good also, plenty of ceramics (from ancient...More
Worth taking in this gallery which is a short distance from downtown Lisbon by train, and these are easy to navigate on. We were there at opening time and there was no queue, and helpful staff to guide us around the two buildings that house...More
Mr Gulbenkian certainly had an eye for historical pieces - unless some of his gofers did it all for him. We had an eye-opening 3 hours in here and in the Modern Art part of the museum. A wonderful collection. 50% discount for over 65s...More
A beautifully laid out museum and as with everywhere in Portugal, helpful and friendly staff. Amazing selection of paintings.
We really enjoyed this museum and it's lovely garden. The museum is an extensive but well-cureated collection which begins with Roman and Egyptian antiquities and ancient Islamic carpets, ceramics, etc., and proceeds through history, ending with Impressionist paintings and newer works. The exhibits include furniture,...More
This museum was financed by a bequest from Calouste Gulbenkian and built between 1964 and 1969. Gulbenkian's extensive private art collection makes up the bulk of the collection which is divided into two sections :ancient and oriental exhibits and the second with European art and...More