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Calouste Gulbenkian Museum
Calouste Gulbenkian Museum

Calouste Gulbenkian Museum

Avenida de Berna, 45A, Lisbon, 1067

The Basics

The Calouste Gulbenkian Museum contains two distinct collections: the Founder’s Collection, with over 6,000 pieces gathered by Calouste Gulbenkian himself, and the Modern Collection, which contains more than 10,000 works of modern and contemporary Portuguese art. After you peruse the museum’s pristine modernist interior, make sure to step outside and explore the winding paths and manicured lawns of Gulbenkian Garden.

Book your ticket in advance to save time and avoid waiting in line. It’s also possible to visit on a hop-on, hop-off bus tour to see the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum along with other Lisbon attractions such as Marquȇs do Pombal Square (Praça Marquês de Pombal) and Belém Tower (Torre de Belém).

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Calouste Gulbenkian Museum Admission Ticket
Calouste Gulbenkian Museum Admission Ticket
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$13.26 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Calouste was an amazing guide and hope to have him again in the future
Calouste's unique stories about the places we'd been, great suggestions, conversations about living I'm azores, making sure we saw what we wanted and switching up plan with no issues
Stephanie_B, Jul 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Lisbon

star-5
Lovely place
SiewPeng_L, Jun 2022
Skip the Line Gulbenkian Museum & Surroundings Private Tour
The guide Arthur was very knowledgeable and the artifacts and exhibits were interesting and well displayed. The garden was lovely with a zen like ambience. Will come back again
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Highly Recommend
Jeri_S, May 2022
Skip the Line Gulbenkian Museum & Surroundings Private Tour
Our guide, Antonio, was extremely generous with his time and very knowledgeable. His input was perfect—he gave us an understanding of the amazing gardens, as well as the museum and its art, while giving us time to experience it for ourselves. It was a perfect balance.
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There is an impressive...
Sandy_W, Apr 2022
Calouste Gulbenkian Museum Admission Ticket
There is an impressive collection. Beautiful jewelry, paintings and sculptures. The staff is lovely.
star-5
A stunning museum experience
Andrew_C, Apr 2022
Calouste Gulbenkian Museum Admission Ticket
The Islamic glass and ceramic holdings of the museum are marvelous. The European art has major masterpieces, including 17 works by Gaudi, almost all of Venice in the 18th century. It's practically like being in La Serenissima
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • The Calouste Gulbenkian Museum is a must-see for art lovers.

  • Restaurants, a book store, and an ATM are located on-site.

  • Wear comfortable shoes for exploring the museum and surrounding garden.

  • The museum and gardens are fully accessible to wheelchairs and strollers.

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How to Get There

The Calouste Gulbenkian Museum is located on Avenida de Berna, roughly 15 minutes by road from Comércio Plaza (Praça do Comércio) and Lisbon’s waterfront area. Take the metro to either São Sebastião or Praça de Espanha station. Alternatively, you can arrive by bus, taxi, or on a hop-on, hop-off bus tour.

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When to Get There

The Calouste Gulbenkian Museum and Gulbenkian Garden are open year-round, although the museum is closed on Tuesdays and some holidays. Opt for an early morning or late-afternoon visit to avoid crowds.

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History of the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum

Wealthy collector Calouste Gulbenkian amassed art for more than 40 years until his death in 1955, leaving his collection to the country of Portugal to be set up as a museum for the general public. His original collection contains paintings by European masters along with ancient relics such as a gold Egyptian mummy mask, a vast collection of Hellenic coins, rare Chinese porcelain items, Japanese prints, and Persian tapestries from the 16th and 17th centuries.

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Frequently Asked Questions
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