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The Calouste-Gulbenkian Museum in Lisbon displays a collection of art displayed in chronological and geographical order. The collection of artwork in this museum includes Egyptian, Greco-Roman, Mesopotamian, Middle Eastern Islamic, Armenian and Far Eastern, as well as European art, paintings and decorative arts. The museum opened its doors in 1969 to show works of a Portuguese Collection originating in Armenia.

Calouste Gulbenkian was a tycoon in the oil industry and collected art all his life. In his will, he left his fortune to the Portuguese state provided that they set up a non-profit foundation. Today, his collection is displayed in a museum and has become one of the most important in Europe.

This museum has a collection of 6,000 works of art of which you can see 1,000 in the permanent exhibition. There are two different tours you can take in the museum: one showing Eastern and Classic Art and the other showing European art. It displays art dating from the 11th century until the 20th century. Some of the most famous artists whose work is on display at the museum are Rembrandt, Rubens, Manet and Degas.

Lisbon Travel Guide| Museums in Lisbon

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