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Calouste Gulbenkian Museum

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Torre de Belem

Both Calouste Gulbenkian Museum and Torre de Belem are praised by writers. Overall, Torre de Belem ranks slightly better than Calouste Gulbenkian Museum. Torre de Belem ranks #3 in Lisbon with recommendations from 6 reviewers like Frommer's, concierge.com and Lonely Planet.

Both Calouste Gulbenkian Museum and Torre de Belem are praised by writers. Overall, Torre de Belem ranks slightly better than Calouste Gulbenkian Museum. Torre de Belem ranks #3 in Lisbon with recommendations from 6 reviewers like Frommer's, concierge.com and Lonely Planet.

tripexpert score
97
#1 in Lisbon
location

Avenida de Berna 45a, Lisbon 1067-001, Portugal

endorsements
  • 12 endorsements
  • 14

    Concierge

    Guggenheim-level collector Gulbenkian amassed treasures dating from 2000 B.C. to the early 20th century.

  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    Houses treasures collected by Armenian oil magnate Calouste Gulbenkian. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 34

    This is quite simply one of the world's greatest private art collections. Full Review →

  • 58

    Let's Go

    Most exhibits indulge in it in some kind of multimedia experience, so the experience is typically more active and captivating than your more standard, stagnant art museum. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    Famous for its outstanding quality and breadth... the grand finale is the collection of exquisite René Lalique jewelry. Full Review →

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86
#4 in Lisbon

Avenida Brasilia, Lisbon 1400-038, Portugal

  • 6 endorsements
  • 14

    Concierge

    This western waterfront neighborhood beckons... museums abound, and the planetarium is a kid-favorite.

  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    The openwork balconies and domed turrets of the fanciful Belém Tower make it perhaps the country's purest Manueline structure. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 33

    A monument to Portugal's great military and naval past, the tower stands on or near the spot where the caravels once set out across the sea. Full Review →

  • 58

    Let's Go

    Portugal’s most famous tower has risen out of the water (except at low tide, when it’s connected to the shore by a narrow, sandy isthmus) from the banks of the Tejo for nearly 500 years. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet

    Jutting out onto the Rio Tejo, this World Heritage–listed fortress epitomises the Age of Discoveries. Full Review →

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