Highlights of the Calouste Gulbenkian Collection

 

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.

Funerary mask, Egypt, Late Period, 30th dynasty (664-525 BC)
Funerary mask, Egypt, Late Period, 30th dynasty (664-525 BC)
Greek vase, Attica, ca. 440 B.C.
Greek vase, Attica, ca. 440 B.C.
Opening leaf from a Qu’ran. Turkey, Ottoman period, 15th century
Opening leaf from a Qu’ran. Turkey, Ottoman period, 15th century
Joseph Mallor William Turner, The Wreck of a Transport Ship, ca. 1810
Joseph Mallor William Turner, The Wreck of a Transport Ship, ca. 1810
Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, «Flora». London, 1873
Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, «Flora». London, 1873
René Lalique, ‘Female Face’ Pendant. France, ca. 1897-98
René Lalique, ‘Female Face’ Pendant. France, ca. 1897-98

SPECIAL GUIDED TOUR

Tours available for private groups (travel agencies, private groups of seniors or others) between 10 and 25 participants, through pre-booking. All tours must be booked at least 2 weeks in advance.

Opening Hours
Wednesday to Monday: 10:00 – 18:00 (end of tour)
Sunday: 10:00 – 14:00 (end of tour)

Tour duration
60 min

Languages available
Portuguese, English, French, Spanish and Mandarin.

Prices
Portuguese: 100€ per group + admission to the Museum (10€/ person)
Other languages: 120€ per group + admission to the Museum (10€/ person)

Discounts
to be applied to the admission to the Museum
100% – ICOM, AICA and APOM members
50% – Visitors under 30 and over 65; job seekers
15% – Travel agencies

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

Meeting point
The tour starts from the atrium of the Founder’s Collection

 

Book Visit
Updated on 22 march 2022

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