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MAAT – Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology is the new cultural centre for Lisbon.
It’s a museum where these three areas intertwine within a space of debate, discovery, critical thinking and international dialogue. It’s an innovative project which establishes a connection between the new building, designed by Amanda Levete Architects’ studio, and Central Tejo Power Station, one of Portugal’s most prominent examples of industrial architecture from the first half of the 20th century, and one of the most visited museums in the country.
MAAT’s ambition is to present national and international exhibitions by contemporary artists, architects and thinkers. The programme will also include various curatorial perspectives on EDP Foundation’s private Art Collection, reflecting current subject matters and trends.
On March 1st, Casa Fernando Pessoa, at Rua Coelho da Rocha nº 16, will close its doors, reopening them later this year, more accessible to all visitors and showcasing a new museography project which will grant wider access to the writer’s estate.
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Visit the home of the greatest Portuguese literary genius of the 20th century in one of the most iconic bairros of Lisbon.
The Casa Fernando Pessoa, in Campo de Ourique, is a cultural centre where book presentations, talks, debates, conferences and exhibitions are held. From children to scholars, everyone comes to meet the writer whose talent was so great a single name couldn’t contain it.
And this is where you’ll find the original writing table where he invented his many alter egos, as well as many other personal objects such as his typewriter, glasses and books. In fact, his private library has so many books that they have all been digitalised and can be consulted online. After taking a guided or themed tour, you can recharge your batteries with something to eat at the excellent restaurant.
The traditional Portuguese food served does justice to the poet’s work and the wine list accompanies the style.
And if you haven’t yet read it, take a copy of the Book of Disquiet with you. It’s essential reading.
The Jerónimos Monastery is a National Monument and was classified a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983.
King Manuel I built a large monastery near the location where the Infante D. Henrique ordered a church to be built in the mid-15th century by invocation of St. Mary of Belém.
To immortalise the memory of the Infante, for his intense devotion to Our Lady and faith in St. Jerome, in 1496 King Manuel I decided to found the Monastery of St. Mary of Belém, near the city of Lisbon, next to the Tagus River.
Donated to the monks of the Order of St. Jerome, today it is commonly known as the Jerónimos Monastery.
A pantheon of the Avis-Beja Dynasty, in the 19th century the church became the sepulchre for heroes and poets: Vasco da Gama and Luís de Camões.
A notable work of architecture, it became part of Portuguese identity and culture.
The Arpad Szenes-Vieira da Silva Foundation was created to study and to diffuse the knowledge of Vieira da Silva work, one of the most outstanding in the 20th century, as well as her husband work, Arpad Szenes. Based in a way to give a time/ historical and esthetical frame to the art of these two artists, the Foundation presents, regularly, temporary exhibitions from other artists, national and international, who lived or shared with them artistics affinities. The museum program also aims to give a place to Arpad Szenes and Vieira da Silva’s work in the panorama of national and international art.
This house, winner of the 1905 Valmor Architecture Award and the former Studio of the painter José Malhoa, was purchased in 1932 by the ophthalmologist and art collector Dr António Anastácio Gonçalves (1888-1965), who used the house to display his impressive collection, which he wished to bestow to the State.
The collection includes a wide variety of objects, in particular Portuguese 19th century naturalist paintings and decorative art pieces, highlighted by an exquisite collection of Chinese porcelain.
Visitors to this house-museum can view the collections in the welcoming and day-to-day ambience of a house that is also a museum.
Besides the display, study and preservation of the permanent collection, the house-museum offers guided thematic visits and artistic expression workshops to foster life-long art learning experiences.
The house-museum also features free concerts, colloquiums and conferences.
With the highest quality standards, Avenida SushiCafé offers a unique journey through the best flavours of Japanese cuisine.
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.
A Vida Portuguesa was born out of the will to create an inventory of the brands that survived the passage of time, to highlight the quality of Portuguese manufacture and to showcase Portugal in a surprising light.
À la carte restaurant open for breakfasts and evening meals, it serves an exquisite range of Mediterranean cuisine
Bairro Alto Hotel, a luxury boutique hotel in Lisbon, is a 5-star boutique hotel in central Lisbon, located in the heart of historic downtown, between Bairro Alto and Chiado districts.
The most atypical of Lisbon’s neighbourhoods, where you’ll find a surprising Taberna (tavern), a Páteo where fish and seafood are king, and Beco, a cabaret gourmet.
One of the most impressive and attractive churches in Lisbon. Take some time to admire this impressive piece of architecture and discover the surrounding area.
The Bedeteca de Lisboa, at Palácio do Contador-Mor, is specialized in comics but also has several rooms dedicated to different literary genres. Outside, visitors will be able to enjoy a pleasant garden.
One of the most emblematic spaces in Lisbon where we celebrate the brewing tradition of all Portuguese-speaking countries
Beguest – Holiday Rentals is a company dedicated to the promotion and management of real estate, promoting short-term rental, for customers who travel for leisure or business.
Belcanto restaurant received a second Michelin star and José Avillez offers Portuguese cuisine revisited in a sophisticated atmosphere.
The Be Lisbon Hostel is located in the center of Lisbon and offers a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere, with a team of staff always available to help during your stay.
Urban handicrafts meet residential neighbourhood in this Lisbon market, where it’s worth spending some time. Discover a different bairro from those in the tourist guides.
Centrally located in Lisbon’s prestigious Avenida da Liberdade, a few minutes’ from Restauradores Square, BessaHotel Liberdade offers a fitness centre, a Turkish bath, a sauna and an indoor pool.
BIG FISH Poke is dedicated to the Hawaiian food, which brings to the Lisbon restoration scene the best of this cuisine.
City Bike Tours & Quality Bike Rentals in Lisbon’s downtown. Bike Tours for all biking levels and a variety of Bikes to cater for different needs.