Museo Calouste Gulbenkian (Calouste Gulbenkian Museum)
Multi-faceted artistic legacy of its creator, the Armenian Gulbenkian. The collection is simply delicious.
Classic Oriental and European art.
The museum was named after its creator, the Armenian industrial Calouste Gulbenkian, a wealthy art lover whose bequests left the city an impressive art collection. Opened in 1969, the museum presents two distinct sides: on one side, Eastern classical art and, on the other, an exquisite collection of European art with pieces ranging from the eleventh to the nineteenth century. Stare in awe at masks of Egyptian mummies, delicate Qing Dynasty porcelain and then feel Stendhal's syndrome with paintings by Turner, Manet, Renoir and Degas. Its most precious items are perhaps the paintings of Rubens, Rembrandt, Van Dyck and - not to be missed - the Eternal Spring, one of Rodin's chief works. Luxury enthusiasts can also contemplate a jewellery collection by Rene Lalique. On Sundays, enjoy an even more refined atmosphere with live classical music concerts. To see all the details http://www.museu.gulbenkian.pt/.
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