On our first day in Lisbon, our wanderings led us to the Gulbenkian Garden, a 19-acre park named after the Armenian oil tycoon Calouste Gulbenkian. Being that it was a warm day and the park looked cool and inviting, we couldn’t resist. (Mostly) quiet and enclosed by a large concrete wall, it’s a great respite from the nearby busy streets.
Also inside the park is the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, which was created after Gulbenkian’s death, and consists of his extensive and expensive art collection. Additionally there is the José de Azeredo Perdigão Modern Art Centre. Combined, the art center, museum, and park make for an afternoon well spent.
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