The highlights of the Calouste Gulbenkian Collection

Travel through a wide range of cultures – from Ancient Egypt to Persia and Japan – and discover artists such as Rembrandt, Turner and Lalique with a special tour aimed at private groups that highlights the key pieces brought together by Calouste Gulbenkian.

Wednesday to Monday, 10:00 – 18:00
Sunday, 10:00 – 14:00

Museu Calouste Gulbenkian
Meeting point: Hall

Duration: 60 min
Languages available: Portuguese, English, French, Spanish and Mandarin
Participants: 1 – 25

Visit in Portuguese:
100,00 € / group + 10,00 € / person (admission to the Museum)

Visit in other languages:
120,00 € / group + 10,00 € / person (admission to the Museum)

100% – ICOM, AICA and APOM members
50% – Visitors under 30; job seekers
15% – Visitors over 65; travel agencies

The discounts are non-cumulative. Supporting documents may be requested for the discount.

Book Visit

Calouste Gulbenkian was an Armenian businessman, art collector and philanthropist who chose Lisbon as the place to spend his final years and to display his collection. Meet the man behind the collector, his tastes and the period in which he lived, through the stories of how he bought the most emblematic pieces in the collection. The tour begins with the Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt, continuing through the Middle East and Far East, then crossing Europe, from the decorative arts of the 18th century to the artists who most fascinated him: Rembrandt, Turner and his personal friend, René Lalique.

All tours must be booked at least two weeks in advance.


To more informations about Out-of-hours visits, you must fill the form and choose the option “Out-of-hours visits”


Guided by Carlos Carrilho, Filipa Santos, Hilda Frias, Margarida Archer de Carvalho, Mariana Abreu, Raquel Feliciano

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