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Tickets for Calouste Gulbenkian Museum: Skip The Line

Get arty with a giant private collection in a beautifully designed gallery

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Overview
Opening hours
Today:  Closed
Tomorrow:  10:00 - 18:00
Thursday:  10:00 - 18:00
Friday:  10:00 - 18:00
Saturday:  10:00 - 18:00
Sunday:  10:00 - 14:00
Monday:  10:00 - 18:00
Highlights
  • Explore one of the world's greatest private art collections, amassed by Calouste Gulbenkian himself and with pieces ranging from Greco-Roman, to Islamic Orient, and the Far East
  • Dive into an even bigger collection of contemporary Portuguese art, with over 10,000 works showcasing the best and brightest talent in the country
  • Relax in the beautiful gardens, with dozens of winding pathways and beautiful water features – the perfect spot to relax and contemplate all the masterpieces you've just seen
Description

The Calouste Gulbenkian Museum was established to foster new knowledge through art, science, and education. Mission accomplished! Immaculately designed with a delightful garden, the museum houses Calouste Gulbenkian's private collection in one building, as well as the world's largest collection of contemporary Portuguese art in a second building. It's a treat for the art-lover's senses.

Inside the museum's uber-stylish walls you'll experience thousands of years of art, from antiquity to the present day. Arranged chronologically, start with the Egyptians and Greco-Romans and move through Mesopotamia, the Islamic Orient, Armenia and the Far East.

Touchscreen info stations fill you in on the history and context while giving the art room to breathe, so feel free to explore at your own pace.

And when you've finished with all the paintings, sculpture, tapestry and furniture, make sure you leave time for a stroll in the garden! Designed in harmony with the building's architecture, the winding grinding pathways and sparkling water features are perfect for a spot of intellectual musing.

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What's included
  • Access to the permanent collections in both buildings (Founder's Collection building and Modern Collection building)
  • Access to temporary exhibitions in both buildings
  • Guided tour
Cancellation

Cancellations are not possible for this ticket.

Venue
Address
Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian
45A,Avenida de Berna, 1067-001, Lisbon
Key info
Wheelchair accessible
Additional info

Getting There

Founder's Collection

  • Metro: Blue line to Praça de Espanha + 2-minute walk or yellow line to Campo Pequeno + 10-minute walk

Modern Collection

  • Metro: Blue or red line to São Sebastião + 5 minutes walking or blue line to Praça de Espanha + 5-minute walk
Insider tip

Philanthropist Calouste Gulbenkian amassed a private collection that's considered to be one of the world's finest. In his will, he ensured that it'd stay together and could be enjoyed for generations to come. Class.

Guilherme
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Reviews
Nov 11, 2018
Fascinating collection of amazingly well preserved items beautifully displayed
Nov 11, 2018
Getting tickets was easy. Museum was great.
Oct 27, 2018
Easy and saves waiting in line
Oct 19, 2018
Great experience and service.
Oct 5, 2018
A great museum, and a great way to get the entrance tickets!
Sep 25, 2018
Very good tour but very crowded making difficult at times to see and hear.
Sep 17, 2018
Get the combined ticket if you want to see the exhibitions
Sep 16, 2018
Nice museum with wide ranging collection but relatively small number of art hangings and in its entirety, smaller than led to believe. Also some interesting pieces in the modern building and an comprehensive chronological pictorial history of Portugal.
Sep 14, 2018
Enjoyed the amazingly diverse collection immensely.
Sep 9, 2018
Booking on line was very simple and avoided an queues at the entrance.
The collection is beautifully presented allowing space and time to examine all the wonderful artifacts.
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