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Trienal de Arquitectura de Lisboa
Vista sobre a fachada do Antigo Hotel Victória
© Pedro Sadio
© Pedro Sadio
© Patrícia Marques

Former Vitória Hotel

  • Original Authors:
  • Cassiano Branco
  • (1937)

Expected occupation: LowExpected occupation: Low

Designed as a residential building, this unique building clad in pink marble opened as a hotel; since 1976 it has been the headquarters of the Portuguese Communist Party. The design combines a pronounced Art Déco taste on the exterior and the solidity of the Modern movement in somewhat austere interiors. The asymmetric facade stands out for the radical nature of the rounded balconies in its corners, the concave finishing of the uppermost floor and pergola on the roof level. The sumptuous rooms with their furniture from the Grandes Armazéns Nascimento department store in Porto were often sought out by German spies during the Second World War. The building’s period as a hotel ended in the 1960s when it shut down, but the memories live on in the imagination of those who wish to see the Vitória as it was in the 1930s.

Avenida da Liberdade, 170
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Public Transportation
Bus: 706, 709, 711, 732, 736, 744, 759, 774
Subway: Avenida

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Photography allowed

Saturday and Sunday 10am — 7pm

By expert
1 per hour by the Centro de Trabalho Vitória team


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