Museu Calouste Gulbenkian
Av. de Berna 45A, 1067-001 Lisbon
Calouste Gulbenkian revealed his passion for art at an early age. Throughout his life, he assembled an eclectic and unique collection that was influenced by his travels and his personal taste, and sometimes involved lengthy and complex negotiations with the leading experts and specialist dealers.
His collection now totals over 6,000 pieces from all over the world and dating from antiquity until the early twentieth century (including examples from ancient Egypt, ancient Greece, Babylonia, Armenia, Persia, Islamic Art, Europe, and Japan).
Fourteen years after the death of this illustrious collector his wish was fulfilled, when the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum-specially built to house his collection-opened in Lisbon.
Opening times are Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. The museum is closed on Mondays, and on the following holidays: January 1, Easter Sunday, May 1, and December 25.
Price per ticket € 4