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Less than 50 years old, the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum hangs a world-renowned collection of art. The late Calouste Gulbenkian, a former oil tycoon and distinguished art collector, amassed 6,000 works of art in his lifetime, donating it all to Portugal upon his death. The diverse selection on display includes art of all kinds from all over the world, including Egyptian statues, European paintings from masters Rubens and Rembrandt, and Chinese porcelain, to name a few.
Recent travelers enjoyed perusing the museum, with many saying the long trip away from the city center was worth it. Visitors not only appreciated the museum's diversity of art, but some were delightfully dumbfounded it all came from one person. Others were pleased with the size of the museum, saying it was large enough to fill a few hours of the day, but still manageable. The architecture and gardens received equally favorable reviews.
You'll find several eateries, as well as a museum store on-site. Ticket prices depend on which exhibits you want to see, but expect to pay 11.50 euros (about $14) to have access to all of the property's collections. Children 12 and younger can visit for free. Entry on Sundays is waived after 2 p.m. If you purchased a Lisboa Card, you'll save 20 percent on museum admission. If you'd like to take a guided tour (recommended by past travelers), expect to pay 12 euros (around $15). Tours are available in English and are offered Sunday and Monday at 11 a.m. No advance reservations are required. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, but the museum is closed on Tuesdays. You'll find the museum off the São Sebastião or the Praça de Espanha metro stops. Several bus lines, including route Nos. 716, 726 and 756, service the area. For more information, visit the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum's website.
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