February 6, 2018 by The Atlas Team
Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian
Art from around the world, regular concerts and film screenings, and a badass gift shop with great books.
0-12 years: Free; All-inclusive (Collections + Exhibitions) 12,5€; Founder’s + Modern Collection 10€; Under 29 or Over 65: 50% discount; Free admission every Sunday after 14h
Av. de Berna 45A, Praça Espanha
Praça da Espanha
+351 217 823 000 , website
Sun – Mon, 10h – 18h; Wed – Sat, 10h – 18h
Permanent Collection + Modern Collection: 10€
Free admission every Sunday
See the collection of the Armenian oil tycoon with a penchant for paintings, sculpture, Persian textiles, Asian porcelain, Arabic tile and ceramic arts, and even Art Nouveau jewelry. The Gulbenkian is a spectacular museum and theater with a vast range of classical performers and a great bookstore which carries our favorite guides to Portugal. Take a walk through the surrounding park, around the lake, and through the open-air amphitheater and follow the tree-covered, winding path replete with delicate landscaping and the occasional duck crossing.
NOTE: Gulbenkian’s modern art collection is in a different building, don’t let the website fool you. Come out at the east entrance and head south along the bike path.