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Cultural Centre of Belém
Belém Cultural Center offers four exhibition areas. It has since become the host of numerous international exhibitions (from photography to mixed-media installations), cultural events and congresses, and is also an arts complex with the city’s largest auditorium.
Photography exhibition: in Cultural Center of Belém
Belem Cultural Center Originally controversial for its striking modern architecture next to the historical Jeronimos Monastery, the Belem Cultural Center (simply referred to as CCB) was built to host Portugal’s presidency of the European Union in 1992.
International Exhibitions in CCB: from photography to mixed-media installations
Cultural Centre of Belém: Café with gardens
Café with garden and terrace: Cultural Center of Belém

It is home to the Berardo Collection Museum. In this great and new museum, hundreds of contemporary works of art are exhibited of one of the largest and best private collections in Europe. Picasso, Paula Rego, Andy Warhol or Francis Bacon, Marcel Duchamp, René Magritte, Joan Miró, here you can find works by a great many modern artists. This important collection comprising 862 works of art by famous artists from the 20th century puts Lisboa firmly on the international art scene. More information you can find on www.museuberardo.com.

The terrace café on the first floor CCB with a garden overlooking the river and the Discoveries Monument is a great place to relax.


open hours:
from 10h00 to 19h00 (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday); from 10h00 to 22h00 (Friday); from 10h00 to 19h00 (weekend)
address: Praça do Império
www: www.ccb.pt
Train: Belém (Cais do Sodré - Cascais)
Tram: 15
Bus: 727,728,729,743,749,751
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The Maritime Museum is a museum located in the west wing of the Hieronymite Monastery. You can see here: different kinds of boats, royal barges, charts, maritime instruments and historical seaplane.
In 1907 it was declared a National Monument and in 1984 it was classified “Cultural Heritage of all Humanity”. UNESCO says: "Standing at the entrance to Lisbon harbour, the Monastery of the Hieronymites - construction of which began in 1502 - exemplifies Portuguese art at its best."
The Monument to the Discoveries was inaugurated in 1960 during celebrations of the 500 year anniversary of the death of the Infant D. Henrique (Henry the Navigator). It is visited by millions of people each year.
Beautiful, culturally resplendent and immensely significant in Portuguese history, Belém is one of the jewels in Lisbon’s crown. In terms of places to visit and sights to see, this elegant area of the city probably holds the record.
This pastelaria located in Belem is the most famous bakery in Portugal and dates back to 1837. Inside number 84 of the Rua de Belém, in a factory founded in 1837, you can see azulejo panels from the XVIIIth century, almost as famous as the sweet pastries sold there.
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