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Trienal de Arquitectura de Lisboa

Sinel de Cordes Palace

  • Original Authors:
  • Várias autorias
  • (séc. XVIII)

  • Interventions:
  • FSSMGN Arquitetos
  • (2012 reabilitação)

Expected occupation: LowExpected occupation: Low

The Triennale’s Cultural Centre has had many lives. Built as an aristocratic residence, it shares its palatial characteristics with neighbouring Palácio dos Marqueses do Lavradio, seat of the Supreme Military Court. In the 19th century, the balustrade and neoclassical statues that line the façade were added, but it’s on the inside that you find most of the changes, such as the staircase’s neo-gothic decoration. The 20th century also left its mark, especially when it housed the Italian Delegationthat suffered a blaze. It was later a primary school and then abandoned. The undergoing renovation preserves its heritage, safeguarding the memories it represents for the community. The intervention removes discordant elements and subtly introduces new layers to this palimpsest that emphasises its history and identity.

Campo de Santa Clara, 145
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Bus: 12E, 28E, 712, 758, 735, 759
Subway: Santa Apolónia

Palaces and Convents


Photography allowed

Saturday and Sunday 10am — 7pm (Open Visits)

By volunteer
1 per hour

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Sunday, 5pm by Margarida Grácio Nunes


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