Lisbon is the perfect city break, not just because it combines a European capital, the beach and nature all into one, but because it also offers a set of characteristics you won’t find anywhere else. You won’t find art below your feet in any other city, for example, and even less so in the impressive shape of calçada portuguesa, the art of stone paving which visitors find so impressive. And if you can manage to raise your eyes from ground level to the walls around you, you will also see that the amazing art of tile making (azulejaria) has plenty to be proud of: in almost every building or street you can find worthy representatives of the geometric or figurative art that found its zenith in Portugal. The intermixing of urban art by world famous artists, such as Vhils, with Manueline-style ornamental art can only be seen in this sunny corner of Europe. Come and see for yourself.
One of the most photographed examples of street art in Lisbon. An original creation providing the day to day life of the city with art in one of its busiest arteries.
Learn more about this art form that you can step on in Lisbon. Let your feet walk on – and your eyes savour – the unique patterns that can be found in the city.
This is one of those cultural venues in Lisbon that has to be seen. A marker in the city’s public and cultural life, the Gulbenkian is a surprising and compelling place.
Discover one of the most futuristic and remarkable buildings in Lisbon. Facing the river, the Champalimaud Foundation is a Centre of Research into the Unknown.