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Gulbenkian Museum

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Why visit / Interesting facts:

  • Outstanding collection from the East and the West
  • Great paintings from Rembrandt to Degas
  • Lush gardens with water features

Time required: 120 minutes

Phone: +351 21 782 3000

Web site: http://www.museu.gulbenk...

Opening hours:

Time period Opening hours
Tuesday - Sunday: 10am - 5:45pm
Monday: Closed
January 1, Easter Sunday, May 1 and Dec. 25: Closed

Admission:

Ticket type Charge
General: 4 €
Under 12: Free
Sundays: Free

Public transport:

  • Metro Line Blue: S. Sebastiao station

Address: Av. de Berna 45A, 1067-001 Lisbon

Things you need to know:

  • Gulbenkian Museum is one of the finest art museums in the world
  • Calouste Gulbenkian was an armanian oil magnate, one of the wealthiest man of the 20th century, and art collector. He amassed the museum's masterpieces
  • He was born (1869) in what is now Istanbul. In his later years he settled down in Portugal. Prior to his death (1955) Gulbenkian donated this collection to the country
  • The museum appeals to wide tastes. Its collection includes items from Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Islamic, Asian, and European art
  • The European section features Rembrandts, Rubens, Monets, Van Dycks, Renoirs, Rousseaus, Manets, and Degas
  • Being Gulbenkian's special interest, the Easter Islamic collection with hand-painted ceramics, glazed tiles, prayer niches and mosque lamps is particularly outstanding

What to do there:

  • Discover the treasures of the museum from collection to collection
  • Pay particular attention to the Eastern Islamic art collection which is particularly outstanding
  • Head to the gardens which are a lush mix of greenery, water features, and some superb sculptures

Tips & Insights:

  • The admission to the museum is free every Sunday
  • Discount with Lisboa Card

 

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