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.


Tours available for private groups (travel agencies, private groups of seniors or others) between 1 and 25 participants, through pre-booking. All tours must be booked at least 2 weeks in advance.

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

Tour duration
60 min

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

01 – 10 people: €160
11 – 25 people: €16 per person

50% discount for young students or seniors

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


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E-mail: [email protected].

Phone: +351 217 823 800 (from 10:00 to 13:00, monday to friday)