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”.

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Don’t miss it!

written by photohuggers on 2010-05-30 #places #park #art #dance #music #garden #museum #lake #animals #grass #auditorium #location #picnic


  1. leela_dark
    leela_dark ·

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

  2. zulupt
    zulupt ·

    Great gallery and location. N1!

  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 :)

  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 :)

  5. jaalvarez
    jaalvarez ·

    Parabens pela location !!!

  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! :)

  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 :)

  8. paper_doll
    paper_doll ·

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

  9. catarella
    catarella ·

    bela Location! =)

  10. trincheiras
    trincheiras ·

    parabéns :)

  11. dive-angel
    dive-angel ·

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

  12. marinabenito
    marinabenito ·

    adorei :) parabéns*

  13. joao-lomo-leao
    joao-lomo-leao ·

    Adoro a Gulbenkian!

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