Have an account? Login | New to Lomography? Register | Lab | Current Site:

The Beautiful Jardim Calouste Gulbenkian (Lisbon, Portugal)

This garden is one of the most beautiful parks in Lisbon. It has lots of trees, grass and secret places, and also two different museums, library, restaurant, ... If you're in Lisbon don't miss it!

Jardim Calouste Gulbenkian (or Calouste Gulbenkian Garden) is one of the most beautiful and pleasant parks in Lisbon. It comprises 8ha, with unique trees, a wide central lake with ducks and other animals, several areas with grass where you can seat, a small water stream that runs through the park and secret places in every corner! All this make this an unique park and the perfect place to read a book, go on a date, have a picnic or simply snap some photos… After a couple of minutes, I bet you will be totally in love :)

Within the park, there is also an outdoor auditorium, where people usually sit to read their favorite books and in the summer watch the free concerts that happen there. Besides that, the Gulbenkian Foundation also promotes several music and dance performances in the main building auditorium, displays temporary exhibitions, holds conferences and sells books, mainly, but not only, from the book publisher that it also owns, with books specially in art, philosophy and science

In the park there are also two Museums. One, called the Gulbenkian Museum, has pieces from Egyptian art, paintings, decorative arts, Islamic art, etc. The other, the Modern Art Museum, has its own, very respectable, art library and also a nice small restaurant, besides, obviously, the modern art collection.

The park is free to enter (from sunrise to sunset) but to visit the museums you have to pay a fee, that ranges from 4€ for one museum to 7€ for both museums plus the temporary exhibitions gallery. The museums are open every day except Monday from 10:00 to 18:00. It’s possible to have 50% student or youth card discount, but most importantly, both museums have free admittance on Sundays, so try to take advantage of this!

It’s simply a fabulous place to hang out for a couple of hours, or if you can, spend an entire Sunday morning or afternoon. If you’re planning on visiting Lisbon you should definitely visit this place!

It is near the center of the city and you can easily reach it from Metro stations “Praça de Espanha” or “S. Sebastião”.

You can find out more at http://www.gulbenkian.pt

Don’t miss it!

written by photohuggers

13 comments

  1. leela_dark

    leela_dark

    beautiful place to hang out and spend some time, great review!

    about 4 years ago · report as spam
  2. zulupt

    zulupt

    Great gallery and location. N1!

    about 4 years ago · report as spam
  3. little_porcelain

    little_porcelain

    :) Muito boa location
    Já meti aqui a foto que eu tirei, muito parecida com a tua, estavamos os 2 no mesmo sitio à mesma hora :)

    about 4 years ago · report as spam
  4. photohuggers

    photohuggers

    thanks everyone!
    @little_porcelain e já vi outra foto que tirámos da mesma pessoa mas de perspectivas diferentes!!! são as pequenas e curiosas coincidências da vida :)

    about 4 years ago · report as spam
  5. jaalvarez

    jaalvarez

    Parabens pela location !!!

    about 4 years ago · report as spam
  6. miaumiau-wildekatze

    miaumiau-wildekatze

    ah! i wrote a lomolocation about gulbenkian too, but it hasn´t been published yet!
    nevermind, yours is great too! :)

    about 4 years ago · report as spam
  7. photohuggers

    photohuggers

    @miaumiau-wildekatze hope your location will get published soon!! with a lot of Lisboa locations maybe we will have a lot of lomofriends here in the summer :)

    about 4 years ago · report as spam
  8. paper_doll

    paper_doll

    i think i've seen you around and i had no idea you're portuguese... amazing gallery, well done! :)

    about 4 years ago · report as spam
  9. catarella

    catarella

    bela Location! =)

    about 4 years ago · report as spam
  10. trincheiras

    trincheiras

    parabéns :)

    about 4 years ago · report as spam
  11. dive-angel

    dive-angel

    I need to go there when I am in Lisbon again.

    almost 4 years ago · report as spam
  12. marinabenito

    marinabenito

    adorei :) parabéns*

    about 3 years ago · report as spam
  13. joao-lomo-leao

    joao-lomo-leao

    Adoro a Gulbenkian!

    almost 3 years ago · report as spam

Where is this?

Nearby popular photos – see more

Nearby LomoLocations

Read this article in another language

This is the original article written in: English. It is also available in: Português.