Almada Route

Lisbon through Almada´s eyes

Alcântara Maritime Terminal

Point of Interest

This emblematic New State building, designed by the architect Pardal Monteiro, is home to eight al fresco paintings (two triptychs and two separate compositions) and wall paintings by Almada. Considered masterpieces of 20th-century Portuguese painting, they date from 1944 and evoke the Portuguese maritime voyages of the 15th and 16th centuries and scenes from daily life in Lisbon.


Opening hours: Pre-arranged guided tours available from Monday to Friday via the phone no. and email above

Price: Free

Church of Nossa Senhora do Rosário de Fátima

Monument

Built between 1934 and 1938, this church, designed by architect Pardal Monteiro, features lots of stained glass, mosaics and cast iron by Almada Negreiros. Standing out above the main entrance, in the choir, is a stained glass window depicting the Holy Trinity. Also by Almada is the decoration of the side aisles, the baptistery, the Chapel of Nossa Senhora da Piedade and six side altars. Besides the stained glass, he also designed the mosaics.


Opening hours: 8.00 am – 7.45 pm

Price: Free admission

Rocha de Conde de Óbidos Maritime Terminal

Point of Interest

Designed in the Modernist style by architect Pardal Monteiro, this building was commissioned by the dictatorship to impress those departing and arriving in Lisbon on luxury liners. In the lobby on the second floor, six panels by Almada decorate two high and wide parallel walls. Like the Gare Marítima de Alcântara, the artist was inspired by those for whom the sea was a source of livelihood and portrays varinas (women selling fish on the streets), sailors, fishermen and those departing and standing alongside ships.


Opening hours: Pre-arranged guided tours available from Monday to Friday via the phone no. and email above

Price: Free admission

Church of the Santo Condestável

Point of Interest

Neo-Gothic in inspiration, this church was designed in 1964 by the architect Vasco Regaleira. Behind the side altars can be seen bordering stained glass windows facing in opposite directions by Almada Negreiros inspired by the Santo Condestável (St. Constable), a Portuguese warrior saint. By means of the forms and by playing with the light, the artist manages to convey the duality of human nature and its divine vocation through the mythical figure of this medieval knight.


Opening hours: Everyday from 8.00 am – 7.30 pm

Price: Free admission

Building in Rua Vale do Pereiro

Point of Interest

A rare example in Almada Negreiros’s oeuvre, the tile cladding on this building, which was once the property of the Portuguese Railways, was installed during remodelling work begun in 1952. Produced by the famous Viúva Lamego Factory, the tiles have a repetitive and undulating pattern and introduce an element of irreverence to the featureless architecture of a typical building from the Estado Novo (New State) era.