Museo Calouste Gulbenkian

About Museo Calouste Gulbenkian
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Avenida de Berna 45a
Lisboa, Portugal
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Calouste Gulbenkian was born to Armenian parents in Istanbul in 1869 and lived in several countries. He was art lover and collector, the museum houses most of his private collection. It is divided in several rooms; there is the Egyptian room, the Greek-Roman collection, a Oriental Islamic section, a Chinese-Japanese section and a European Art section going from medieval objects to 19th century master pieces. The last room holds a collection of Art Nouveau jewellery of René Lalique.
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Get of at the metro station of the Praça de Espanha
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First To Review: Marjolijn D.
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Jun 7, 2009
Everybody who likes art should visit this museum. The artefacts and paintings are just superb, it doesn't matter what you're in to, you'll find something you like. The collection is just to big not to. The only thing that bothers me a bit is that the pieces aren't always set in their historical context. But they are exposed in a most beautiful way giving you the chance to fully enjoy them. The entrance is free on sunday, which means a lot of people but don't let that discourage you.
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