Embark on a 5000-year journey through art and discover masterpieces from Ancient Egypt to the 20th century
The Calouste Sarkis Gulbenkian Collection is one of the most important private collections in the world, making the Museum one of the most renowned in Portugal. The artworks in the collection reflect the refined aesthetic taste and artistic quality that guided their selection and acquisition. Calouste Gulbenkian, advised by the most prestigious specialists, was able to choose the best, creating a unique set of works that make visiting the Museum an unforgettable experience.
Ancient Egypt selected by Howard Carter
The statuette of the official Bes is just one of the pieces acquired for this collection on the advice of the celebrated British Egyptologist Howard Carter, famous for his discovery of the Tutankhamen’s tomb.
An extraordinary collection of Greek coins
The Museum displays a magnificent collection of Greek coins, being one of the most important ever assembled privately, following the expert advice of E.S.G. Robinson, a curator at the British Museum.
From China to Japan, the exquisiteness of the Far East
Porcelains and hard stones from China, lacquers and prints from Japan are the cornerstone of this part of the collection, which includes many pieces from Sir Trevor Lawrence’s collection.
Rich Eastern Islamic Art acquired in travels around the world
Ancient Persia, Turkey, Syria, Central Asia and Egypt, from the 12th to the 18th century, a vast and rich collection of objects, including textiles, ceramics, glassware, illuminated manuscripts and bindings. These were collected in his travels, from London to Cairo, Beirut to Damascus.
Great Masters of European Painting
Enjoy works of great painters from the 15th to the 19th centuries. These include Portrait of Madame Claude Monet by Renoir, The Wreck of a Transport Ship by Turner, Pallas Athena by Rembrandt, and Lady and Child Asleep in a Punt under the Willows by John Singer Sargent. Discover also works by Guardi, Rubens, Degas or Monet.
Sumptuous European Decorative Arts
16th-century tapestries from Flanders and Italy, a remarkable set of furniture and luxurious pieces of French jewellery from the 18th century. These are some of the pieces exhibited in this elegant collection, that incorporates many objects from the Hermitage, acquired by Calouste Gulbenkian around 1930.
Lalique, the master of luxury and glass
The Museum holds a unique collection of René Lalique’s work, displayed in its dedicated jewellery and glassware exhibition room. Calouste Gulbenkian was a friend and unconditional admirer of the artist, having directly acquired from Lalique almost two hundred items.
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Guided tours for private groups available in Portuguese, English, French, Spanish and Mandarin.BOOK ONLINE
10:00 – 18:00
Closed on Tuesday and on the following days – 1 January, Easter Sunday, 1 May, 24 and 25 December
HOW TO GET HERE
Metro S. Sebastião (blue line and red line or Praça de Espanha stations (blue line)
Buses 713, 716, 726, 742, 746, 756
Centro de Arte Moderna
The Centro de Arte Moderna is temporarily closed for renovation and will reopen fully refurbished in 2023. The architectural project by Kengo Kuma will reimagine the space to host the most complete collection of Portuguese modern and contemporary art.
Considered an oasis in the centre of Lisbon, this is one of the city’s best gardens and a favourite of its inhabitants. In 2023, the grounds will extend to 8. 000 m2 of green spaces as part of the landscape renovation of the Modern Art Centre (Centro de Arte Moderna), designed by Vladimir Djurovic.