Gulbenkian Museum hailed as one of Europe’s “must-see” art hubs

Magazine || Lisbon’s Calouste Gulbenkian Museum has been hailed as one of ‘the European museums and art galleries worthy of a visit’.

Featuring a list of 17 top art hubs, the Spanish edition of Condé Nast Traveller highlights the museum as an “oasis” amidst Lisbon’s metropolis.

It also says that sometimes it doesn’t receive “the number of visitors it deserves” because it is located in the north of the city.

This can be a good thing, the magazine explains, as visitors can better enjoy the museum’s “precious garden and surprising building”.

The magazine also praises the museum’s division into two areas – “classic and modern”.

“On one side, there is an important collection of ancient and decorative art, with paintings by Monet, Millet and Ghirlandaio as the highlights.

“The other area turns Gulbenkian into a sort of Portuguese ‘Pompidou’, featuring the works of Alvar Aalto, Kokoshka and Tàpies,” the magazine adds.

Also on Condé Nast’s list are Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow, Tate Liverpool and Palais de Beaux Arts in Lille, France.