Pavilhão de Portugal

Visit the Parque das Nações to admire this unique building by Siza Vieira. Constructed for the 1998 World Expo, its structure is considered an engineering masterpiece.

The Pavilhão de Portugal is one of the major milestones in contemporary Portuguese architecture and unique in Lisbon. Only here – and only in person – is it possible to appreciate the grandeur of Álvaro Siza Vieira’s epic building. Created to represent the country in the 1998 World Expo that regenerated the Parque das Nações area, the Pavilhão de Portugal is designed to represent a look like a sheet of paper resting on two bricks. The huge concrete roof, weighing 1, 400 tonnes, is an award-winning masterpiece of engineering. If you visit, you’ll be impressed by the pure beauty and strength this building conveys when seen from afar – and the way it envelops you as you approach. Now belonging to the University of Lisbon, this remarkable building will be one of Lisbon’s major cultural hubs.

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