"The Gulbenkian Museum" Museu Calouste Gulbenkian Tip by Birsen

Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon: 42 reviews and 93 photos

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Northeast of Eduardo VII Park is the Gulbenkian Museum, one of the world's great museums and one of Europe's unsung treasures. Part of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, it houses a magnificent collection of Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Islamic, Asian, and European art. It was substantially renovated and modernized in 2001 (many of its masterpieces were on display in New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art during renovation), and can't be missed during a visit to Lisbon. This is one of the world's finest private art collections, amassed over a period of 40 years by oil magnate Calouste Gulbenkian, who was one of the 20th century's wealthiest men. In his later years he adopted Portugal as his home, and donated all of his stupendous art treasures to the country when he died in 1955 at the age of 86.

Tuesday to Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5.45 p.m.
Closed on Mondays, and on the following holidays:
January 1, Easter Sunday, May 1,
and December 25

Admission: (free on Sundays until 2 pm)

Museum (Permanent Exhibition + temporary exhibition in the museum gallery): EUR 4
Temporary exhibitions outside the museum tour (Temporary Exhibition Galleries): EUR 3 / EUR 5
Museum/Temporary exhibition: EUR 5
Combination ticket/2 Museums (Gulbenkian Museum / Modern Art Centre): EUR 7
20% discount for holders of the Lisbon Municipal Council Tourism Card
50% discount for holders of 'cartão jovem', students under 25 years of age and visitors over 65 years of age
Admission free for children under 12 years of age, members of ICOM, AICA and APOM, teachers (with school groups), school groups and organised tours by charities and cultural organisations, Sunday to the public in general, and on International Museum day (18th of May).

Address: Av. Berna 45A, 1067-001 Lisboa
Directions: Metro: S. Sebastião or Praça de Espanha stations
Buses: 16, 726, 56, 718, 742

Phone: +351 21 782 3000
Website: http://www.museu.gulbenkian.pt/informacoes.asp?lang=en

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Oct 2, 2007
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