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Trienal de Arquitectura de Lisboa
© Maria Sertorio
© Maria Sertorio
© Maria Sertorio

Relógio Market

  • Original Authors:
  • Câmara Municipal de Lisboa
  • (2005)

The Relógio Quarter, now demolished, consisted of a complex of prefabricated houses, mainly for rehousing those who used to live in the area where the accesses to the 25 de Abril Bridge was built, in Alcântara. Since the 1970s, the largest market in Lisbon had several locations until this one was established in 2005. Since then, the takeover of the Chelas Plan road system, which takes place every Sunday morning, has gained infrastructure to guarantee water, electricity and sanitary facilities essential to its operation, but its presence is imperceptible in the remaining days. The economic, social and cultural relevance of this market goes beyond the proximity relations and temporarily surpasses the barren and incomplete character of the location, as well as the urban segregation of the various constructed areas of Chelas. This space of permanence, socialisation, trade and leisure was also celebrated by the Urban Art Festival Muro LX 2017, during which the larger-scale infrastructural elements were the object of artistic interventions on their exterior walls.

Avenida de Santo Condestável
ponto de encontro: Skate Parque de Marvila
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Public Transportation
Bus: 755, 794
Subway: Chelas

Commerce and Services

Photography allowed

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