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Museu Calouste Gulbenkian
Museu Calouste Gulbenkian Review
On its own lush grounds, the museum of the celebrated Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, a cultural trust, houses treasures collected by Armenian oil magnate Calouste Gulbenkian (1869-1955) and donated to Portugal in return for tax concessions. The collection is split in two: one part is devoted to Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Islamic, and Asian art and the other to European acquisitions. Both holdings are relatively small, but the quality of the pieces is magnificent, and you should aim to spend at least two hours here. English-language notes are available throughout. Varied and interesting temporary exhibitions are also often staged in the Foundation's main building. If it's all too much to take in at one time, break up your visit with a stop in the main museum's basement café-restaurant. There's also a large shop that sells posters and postcards.
- Address: Av. de Berna 45, Praça de Espanha, Lisbon, 1067-001 | Map It
- Phone: 21/782-3000
- Cost: €4, temporary exhibitions €4--€5, combined ticket €5, combined ticket Museum with Modern Art Center €5, combined ticket for all €7; free Sun.
- Hours: Tues.--Sun. 10--5:45
- Website: www.museu.gulbenkian.pt
- Metro: São Sebastião or Praça de Espanha.
- Location: The Modern City
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