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Architecture of Lisbon

02 October 2009

1875 – City Hall, Lisbon

Architect: Lisbon’s city hall, called the Paços do Conselho, stands on the east side of the Praça do Municipio. The Neo-Classical facade appears very plain in contrast to the interior. Allegorical figures in...

02 October 2009

1902 – Praça Afonso de Albuquerque, Lisbon

The Praça Afonso de Albuquerque has been laid out as a geometric park. A Neo Manueline pillar has been placed in the center, bearing a 4m/13ft tall bronze statue of Afonso de Albuquerque....

02 October 2009

1908 – Electricity Museum, Lisbon

Architect: Veillard & Touzet The Electrical Museum is housed in the head office of the “Central Tejo” power station. The polychromic brick building dates from the early 20th century and was designed by...

02 October 2009

1928 – Cais do Sodré Railway Station, Lisbon

Architect: Pedro Botelho & Nuno Teotónio Pereira Cais do Sodré is the railway station in Lisbon, serving the westbound suburban route. The station is decorated with works by abstract artist António Dacosta. In...

02 October 2009

1930 – Mercado da Ribeira, Lisbon

Architect: The Mercado da Riberira is Lisbon’s most popular food and fish market. It exists since the end of the 19th century, although the current market hall dates from 1930. On the ground...

02 October 2009

1948 – Museu de Arte Popular, Lisbon

Architect: Folk art museum, opened in 1948, has rooms with permanent collections and temporary exhibitions with a space, arranged on a provincial basis.

02 October 2009

1960 – Padrà£o dos Descobrimentos, Lisbon

Architect: Cottinelli Telmo The Padrao dos Descobrimentos was completed as a model for the Portuguese world exhibition and erected on the bank of the Tagus in its current form in 1960. The official...

02 October 2009

1964 – Calouste Gulbenkian Planetarium, Lisbon

Architect: Frederico George

02 October 2009

1992 – Belém Cultural Centre, Lisbon

Architects: Vittorio Gregotti & Manuel Salgado A new cultural center, to the west of the Praça do Império, which was opened in 1993, the Belém Cultural Centre consists of a conference center and...