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Casa-Museu Dr. Anastacio Goncalves

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A hidden gem

With an hour or so to kill, we found this lovely small museum, just north of Marques de Pombal. A... read more

Reviewed 28 February 2017
Hertfordshire UK
Pretty cool

It's hard to believe that just near the madness of the Saldanha roundabout used to be open... read more

Reviewed 25 May 2016
Portalegre, Portugal
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28 Feb 2017
“A hidden gem”
9 Aug 2016
“Ok if you're in the area”
This is an under-rated impressive collection by a private collector and friend of Calouste Gulbenkian, housed in an Art Nouveau building.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Avenida 5 de Outubro 6-8 | São Sebastião da Pedreira, Lisbon 1050-055, Portugal
+351 21 354 0823
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Reviewed 28 February 2017

With an hour or so to kill, we found this lovely small museum, just north of Marques de Pombal. A wonderfully eclectic collection of furniture, paintings and, especially, Chinese porcelain. They are all exhibited in the house of the collector, one Dr Anastacio Goncalves. Very...More

2  Thank simmotours
Reviewed 9 August 2016

We were staying a few minutes from the house. Being a little out of town there's not much to do in the area so we gave it a go. The entry charge is just a few euros (3 I think). The house is ok for...More

Thank Caverkat
Reviewed 25 May 2016

It's hard to believe that just near the madness of the Saldanha roundabout used to be open countryside and this rather splendid house was surrounded by open fields. But so, we were told, it was. Built in 1905 for José Malhoa (famous Portuguese painter, whose...More

4  Thank MacKnickKnack
Reviewed 16 January 2016

It's difficult to imagine that exctly in the middle of Lisbon someone may find this explendid house of a phamous doctor that travelled arround the globe and collected a unique collection of painting and crafterie. Excellent.

2  Thank nmlslo
Reviewed 2 November 2015

I only found this in the Lonely Planet guide, but I'm so glad we went. They probably don't get nearly as many visitors as they should, and the curator was so kind to spend several minutes with us talking about the lovely house and collection....More

3  Thank MA9065
Reviewed 15 August 2015

A beautiful small museum, richly decorated and with some superb Art Nouveau details in it. Great collection of porcelain and just rather interesting.

2  Thank rve17071968
Reviewed 18 October 2014

Nice Museum. Only needs ~ 45 mins. Very inexpensive. 1st floor salon/studio is very interesting. Chinese Porcelain is sensational.

3  Thank cordyroy
Reviewed 3 October 2014

This museum needs to be properly advertised! It holds a rich collection of Art:major XII-XVIII Chinese porcelain, furniture, paintings, gold & silver work, glassware and metal, etc. etc. All its content was donated to the Portuguese Museum Patrimony by an ophthalmologist, Dr. Anastacio Goncalves, who...More

2  Thank TPipoca
Reviewed 26 September 2014

Being Art Nouveau fans and having seen the pictures of this spectacular Art Nouveau house on the net we assumed more Art Nouveau inside and boy were we wrong. It turned out that Dr.Gonçalves who bought the house from its original owner José Malhoa was...More

3  Thank Marassa
Reviewed 20 July 2014

It's an example of a collection created by an ophthalmologist, a man of excellent taste who had a particular feeling for the naturalistic style of Portuguese painters from the nineteen and early twentieth centuries. On the other hand, he collected a very interesting group of...More

3  Thank 262sasha
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