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Trienal de Arquitectura de Lisboa

The Kaleidoscope Lovers

From and by: Inês Meneses

Synopsis — Portuguese only

This route is not only a sound walk, it is also a sentimental map. Starting at the Alvalade subway station, Inês Meneses guides us to the emblematic Caleidoscópio, situated in the largest garden in the center of the capital, Campo Grande, to visit a Lisbon of spaces and moments that we associate with time, people and memories. In this intimate and reflective adventure, we will witness a lake inhabited by boats, navigate the musicality of the Aula Magna designed by Porfírio Pardal Monteiro, admire the constructive imponence of Torre do Tombo and reach the historic Quadrum Gallery and the Corucheus Complex, address of 50 artists’ workshops  which, in 2020, celebrates 50 years. We explore spaces with which we are familiar, mapped by ear to slowly contemplate with our eyes. Because only the clouds are the rest of lovers.

Useful Information

Distance: 2,7 km

Difficulty-Level: Easiest

Audio Duration: 21 minutes

Beginning of the walk: Alvalade subway station

Ends: Caleidoscópio (Campo Grande Garden)


Audio File

This podcast is only available in Portuguese at SoundCloud and Spotify.


These were the songs chosen by Inês Meneses that he heard or will hear throughout this sound tour.

Symphony No. 7 in A Major Op. 92 – II Allegretto (excerpt), Ludwig Van Beethoven – Sony BMG Music Entertainment, 1994
The Art Teacher, Rufus Wainwright – DreamWorks Records, 2004
Can We Start Again, Tindersticks –, Universal Island Records, 1999
Grey Gardens, Rufus Wainwright – DreamWorks Records, 2001
City Sickness, Tindersticks –, Universal Island Records, 1999
Estranha Forma de Vida, Amália Rodrigues – Com Alfredo Duarte, Valentim de Carvalho, 1985

About Inês Meneses

Inês Meneses © Joana Linda

(Lisbon, 1971) Inês Meneses has been on the radio since she was 16. She toasts to health, love and beauty, and writes and talks with the same will. In the walks, Inês looks around and up. We happen to be sad and sometimes we just look at the ground. She does programmes like Fala com Ela, PBX and Amor É at Antena 1. She has already been to several radio stations, highlighting TSF, XFM, Radar, as well as printed weekly media like Sábado magazine and Expresso newspaper. She is the author of several books, including Amores (Im)possíveis (2018), O Amor É (2018, co-authored with Júlio Machado Vaz) and, more recently, Caderno de Encargos Sentimentais (2020).

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