Contemporary Architecture
and Art in Lisbon

Contemporary Portuguese architecture offers real examples of excellence and Lisbon is no exception, welcoming several internationally renowned projects. In this tour, some of the capital’s most notable buildings are opened especially for you, allowing you to admire the fascinating architectural creativity of the city both from afar and in every detail. You will explore Lisbon’s historic neighborhoods– where contemporary thinking drives urban redevelopment – and its blossoming post-industrial areas where diverse buildings are set amid differing urban contexts. Architecture is our key to reading between the urban lines and uncovering the hidden, magical aspects of this very original city.


Day 1bt_mais_aboutdays

Get introduced to Lisbon’s urban landscape from the city’s most famous vantage points with spectacular views over the Tagus river and the city’s ancient districts. From São Pedro de Alcântara, on the Miradouro de Nª Sª do Monte, you will get an original …


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The morning is dedicated to the Parque das Nações – what used to be a decaying industrial area next to the river Tagus is, since the 1998 Expo, a 300 hectare renewed urban landscape. Now revamped and redeveloped, the area is home to …

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Day 3bt_mais_aboutdays

Today we head down to the river again, this time to visit the architecturally rich area of Belém, famous for its 16th Century buildings in the Manueline style and classified as a World Heritage Site. Here, nearby the ancient Mosteiro dos Jerónimos and …


Day 4bt_mais_aboutdays

Our last day brings us to the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. The first large-scale modernist construction in Portugal, this is one of the very best, defining examples of 20th-century Portuguese architecture. Built in the 1960’s, it presents an outstanding …