This modern, multimillion-dollar center is home to “one of the world’s finest private art collections” which includes Egyptian, Greek, and Roman antiquities. The Museu da Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian is rated as “exceptional” by Frommers and it is noted that the collection includes “a remarkable assemblage of Islamic art”, “medieval illuminated manuscripts and ivories”, silver which was once used by Catherine the Great and works by such Masters as Rembrandt, Rubens and Renoir.
There are also Oriental vases and prints on display, as well as sculptures, Renaissance tapestries and medals and some “important collections of 18th-century French decorative works”. It is noted that the museum also offers a rotating exhibition of modern art and that the Foundation sponsors plays, films, ballets, and concerts. [Frommers]
Address: Avenida Berna 45, Lisboa 1067-001