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Almada Route

Lisbon through Almada´s eyes

Calouste Gulbenkian Museum – Modern Art Centre


This is where you can find one of Almada Negreiros’s best-known works, an oil on canvas called Maternidade [Maternity] (1935), a theme widely explored by the artist. Besides this key piece, also on show at the Modern Art Centre is the drawing for the cover of the first issue of the magazine Contemporânea, a copy of Sudoeste – Cadernos de Almada Negreiros dating from 1935, the catalogue for a solo exhibition held in 1952 and an anthology of unseen work by contemporary Portuguese authors illustrated by the artist.  

Opening hours: 10.00 am – 6.00 pm. Closed on Tuesday

Price: Founder’s Collection and Modern Collection: €10.


50% for visitors under 30 and over 65;

20% - Lisbon Card, Lisbon Sightseeing, Cartão Ciência Viva.

Free admission: Sundays from 2 pm; under 18s accompanied by an adult; those escorting the disabled or people with reduced mobility.

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation


In the lobby of the main building of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation can be seen Almada Negreiros’s major work Começar [Beginning], a large limestone panel measuring 1,287cm x 231cm with a polychrome incised geometric design. Dating from 1968, it reveals the artist’s fascination with geometry, the “perfect species”, the language of the future and the symbol of human intelligence. At the top of the steps leading to the various auditoriums are two long tapestries entitled Partida de Emigrantes [Emigrants Departing] and Domingo Lisboeta [Lisbon Sunday], which reproduce the frescoes created for the Gare Marítima Rocha Conde de Óbidos. Beside the Grand Auditorium is another tapestry dating from 1953 which depicts an artist and a model.

Opening hours: Everyday from 10.00 am – 6.00 pm

Price: Free admission

Alma Moderna

Point of Interest

For the 100th anniversary of the birth of Almada Negreiros, this tile-clad concrete structure was inaugurated with digitally printed figurative elements by the sculptor Leonel Moura. Represented on it is the figure of the artist, associated with the Futurist movement, of which he was one of the main advocates in Portugal. Entitled Alma Moderna, this work can be seen in Avenida Engenheiro Duarte Pacheco.

Saldanha Metro Station

Public transportation

At the entrance to the Red Line in Saldanha Metro Station, aspects of Almada Negreiros’s literary and artistic work are reproduced in art form by architect José Afonso de Almada Negreiros, the artist’s son. Tiles from the Viúva Lamego Ceramics Factory were used for this project by architect Germano Venade.

Opening hours: Everyday from 6.30 am – 1.00 am

Price: Single-use ticket: €1.45

Reminiscences of Almada Negreiros

Point of Interest

This sculpture by the architects Catarina and Rita de Almada Negreiros, granddaughters of Almada Negreiros, was inaugurated in 2013 for the 120th anniversary of his birth. Entitled Reminiscência de Almada [Reminiscences of Almada], it is 9m x 4m in size and made of weathering steel, and reproduces the famous self-portrait Auto-reminiscência [Self-Reminiscence] drawn in Indian ink. It stands in Ribeira das Naus, in dialogue with the Tagus, which so inspired him.