Lisbon Calouste Gulbenkian Museum - details and images
In 2001 it was renovated and upgraded substantially - during the renovation works have been exhibited many of the masterpieces at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
Calouste Gulbenkian Museum of Lisbon is a tourist attraction that can not be missed on vacation in Lisbon. It is one of the largest private collections in the world, a collection built over a period of over 40 years by the Calouste Gulbenkian, an oil tycoon. It was one of the richest men of the 20th century. In the last years of his life he settled in Portugal and donated his entire artistic treasure adoptive country when he died in 1955 at the age of 86 years.
Among the many attractions of the museum are a mask of an Egyptian mummy, a dish that dates back over 2700 years, a series of bronze cats and many other priceless pieces - in the Egyptian section. An impressive collection of Greek coins and vase 2400 years old - in Greek and Romanian section of the museum. The Asian section can be admired rare porcelain vases, Japanese prints and Persian tapestries 16th and 17th centuries. European art section is huge and can be admired works by Rembrandt, Rubens, Claude Monet, Van Dyck, Ghirlandaio, Rogier van der Weyden and Ausguste Pierre Renoir. Most works have been purchased from the Hermitage in St. Petersburg. Also in this section can be admired French furniture and textiles. White marble statue of Diana, the French sculptor Jean-Antoine Houdon with unique jewelry in the world are other attractions of the museum.
The garden is divided by the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum of Modern Art Centre in Lisbon. Here are displayed on two floors, the works of Portuguese and international artists in the contemporary age.
Address: Avenida de Berna, 45A
Metro: Sao Sebastiao stations or Praça de Espanha
Buses: 16, 726, 56, 718, 742
Hours: 10:00 am - 5:45 pm. Monday is closed.
+ Ticket to the museum's temporary exhibition galleries of the museum: 4 €
Ticket with temporary exhibitions outside the museum: 3 €
Combination ticket (Calouste Gulbenkian Museum and Modern Art Center): 7 €
Cost 4 € and audio guides are available in English, French and Spanish
Lisbon card holders enjoy 20% discount on ticket price.
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