Calouste Gulbenkian Museum
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Founder's Collection

Calouste Gulbenkian Museum
Explore the captivating array of over six thousand art pieces housed within the illustrious Founders Collection building at Calouste Gulbenkian Museum. Spanning epochs from ancient civilizations to the early 20th century, this collection is a testament to Gulbenkian's unwavering passion for art. Step into the intriguing Egyptian room, where relics from different eras of Ancient Egypt await, including the Head of Sestrostris III and exquisite bronze feline statuettes. Roman statues, intricate gold jewellery, and Hellenic coins showcase the grandeur of classical antiquity.

Embark on a journey through the Near East with two remarkable rooms brimming with historical treasures. Marvel at Islamic calligraphy, Persian tapestries, and ornate glassware from Turkey and Syria. Delve into the Far East's rich artistic heritage with stunning ceramics, jade artefacts, and intricate lacquerwork from China and Japan.

European art aficionados will find delight in medieval manuscripts, Italian Renaissance tapestries, and French furniture adorning the museum's walls. Discover masterpieces from renowned artists like Rembrandt van Rijn and Edgar Degas, acquired from the Hermitage in St. Petersburg. Conclude your exploration with a visit to the Art Nouveau collection, featuring 169 exquisite pieces of jewellery, glass, and metalwork by the legendary René Lalique. Don't miss this extraordinary journey through the ages at the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum.

Calouste Gulbenkian Museum

Calouste Gulbenkian Museum Book Online

Wednesday to Monday: 10h00 - 18h00. Tuesday: CLOSED

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With this entrance ticket you can gain entry to the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum at your leisure. Buy online before you arrive to avoid queues and have the convenience of the e-ticket on your phone.

• Visitors under 12 get in for free, but need a free ticket
• Free admission for carers for people with disabilities or limited mobility
• Entrance is free every Sunday after 14:00
• Book with confidence with the FREE CANCELLATION option.

Jose de Azeredo Perdigao Modern Art Centre

Sharing the grounds of the Gulbenkian Museum is the Jose de Azeredo Perdigao Modern Art Centre, which was built in 1983 and designed by architect Leslie Martin. It is home to modern and contemporary pieces of art, both Portuguese and foreign artists displayed over two floors. Comprising of more than ten thousand pieces the collection is considered to be the most complete collection of contemporary Portuguese art. Encompassing works from the early 20th Century to the present day with artists such as Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso, Vieira da Silva, Paula Rego, Fernando Lemos and Almada Negreiros. The international scene is represented by sculptures by American expressionist Arshile Gorky and Britain's Anthony Gormley and Bill Woodrow.

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Gulbenkian Garden (Parque do Museu Calouste Gulbenkian)

Gulbenkian Garden (Parque do Museu Calouste Gulbenkian)
The spacious gardens surrounding the Gulbenkian buildings were laid down in the 1950s in honour of the founder and make an ideal space for all types of leisure and cultural activities. It's located in the former grounds of the Palacio Azambuja or dos Meninos de Palhava where the Spanish embassy was once located. Its design is attributed to the Landscape Architects Gonçalo Ribeiro Telles and António Viana Barreto. He worked in close collaboration with the architects of the Foundation´s building complex, Alberto Pessoa Pedro Cid and Ruy Athouguia. The modernist thinking behind the design mirrors the style of the museum's architecture. It remains one of the most emblematic abstract gardens in Portugal, offering visitors a great sense of tranquillity all year round.
Adult: €10.00, Consessionary: €5.00, Child Under 12: FREE, Lisbon Card Lisbon Card: - 20%

Getting to the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum

713, 716, 726, 742, 746, 756
São Sebastião station on the Blue & Red Lines
Contact Details
Avenida de Berna 45A, 1067-001 Lisbon, Portugal.
38° 44' 16.9"N | 09° 09' 18.2"W | +351 217 823 000 |  Website