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Calouste Gulbenkiana Museum

Local name: Museu Calouste Gulbenkiana

The Calouste Gulbenkian Museum is one of the largest museums in Portugal. An extremely valuable museum collection is over six thousand exhibits that are works of ancient and modern art, including painting, sculpture and jewelry. The Gulbenkian Museum building, as an architectural object, was awarded the Valmora Prize in 1975.

The museum was created in 1969, according to the last will of the oil magnate, collector and philanthropist, owner of a huge collection of works of art by Calouste Gulbenkian, who offered his unique collection to the Portuguese nation. The most significant and unique exhibits in the museum collections are, among others statue of Diana made of white marble, golden mask of Egyptian mummy, Chinese porcelain, Persian tapestries, jewelry products by Rene Lalique, works of Rembrandt, Rubens and Claude Monet.

Museum collections are disposed of by the Gulbenkian. Its headquarters and library are in the museum building. Open to the public, concerts and recitals are organized in the library's lobby.


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    Calouste Gulbenkiana Museum map
    Avenida de Berna 45a1067-001 Lisbon , Portugal