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Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

04/06/2014 18:50:54

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

When the study day is hard on you, or you just need a relaxing place to clear your mind, look no further than the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation headquarters. Only 5 minutes away by feet from the campus and with luxurious gardens to feast our eyes. Offering a killer combination of library, small bookstore, art center, museum, conference center and several eating places, this cultural center is the right place to enjoy a sunny day.

Inaugurated in 1969, the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum is the home of the 6.000 items collection of the man with the same name, an Armenian petrol tycoon obsessed by art and beauty. The building reflects his character – concentrated spirituality, creative force and simplicity of life.

But the place that you will never forget is the garden, containing a wide variety of tropical and indigenous plants and trees, as well as some ducks and other birds, stripped with maze-like paths to help you walk through, small ponds and a big lake. Its freshness, quietness and greenness will surely conquer your heart.

The best way to enjoy it is to go to the cafeteria of the Museum. With a spectacular view over the garden, making you feel part of the nature you are surrounded by and allowing you to warm you skin with sunlight, it is the icing on the cake you do not want to miss.

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