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Trienal de Arquitectura de Lisboa
© Fundação Calouste Gulbenkia
© Fundação Calouste Gulbenkia

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

  • Original Authors:
  • Alberto José Pessoa ,
  • Pedro Cid ,
  • Ruy d’Athouguia
  • (1969)

  • Interventions:
  • Sir Leslie Martin
  • (1983 Colecção Moderna)

Located at the edge of the Avenidas Novas district, the Gulbenkian Foundation conclusively changed both the urban experience and the world of the arts in Lisbon and Portugal. The head office building, museum and gardens, all opened in 1969, have since been listed as a National Monument in recognition of their extraordinary architectural and landscaping qualities. The Modern Art Centre, now known as the Modern Collection, was opened in 1983 and is dedicated to 20th and 21st century art. The whole complex was conceived to be a cultural centre that promoted more informal artistic fruition and intervention. The built complex and the gardens, which merge perfectly, are seen by the citizens of Lisbon as theirs and are used intensively by them. The visitor is recommended to go up to the terrace on the headquarter building to take in the panoramic views of the city and the gardens.

Avenida de Berna, 45A
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Public Transportation
Bus: 726, 742, 746
Subway: São Sebastião, Praça de Espanha

Civic Facilities

Photography allowed

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