> MAAT - Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology
A new cultural center in the city of Lisbon, MAAT represents an ambition to host national and international exhibitions with contributions from contemporary artists, architects and thinkers. It joins the City and the River ... The Past, Present and Future ... All this with a unique light and an exploding view of Lisbon.
A museum that crosses three areas in a space of debate, discovery, critical thinking and international dialogue. An innovative project that puts into communication a new building, designed by Amanda Levete Architects architecture studio, and Central Tejo, one of the national examples of industrial architecture of the first half of the twentieth century, and one of the most visited museums in the country.
The MAAT translates the ambition to present national and international exhibitions with the contribution of contemporary artists, architects and thinkers. Reflecting on major themes and current trends, the program will also present several curatorials about the EDP Foundation's Art Collection.
With the MAAT, the EDP Foundation offers a new cultural and landscape boost to the city of Lisbon. The diversity of programs and spaces make it an important point in the city's cultural itinerary. A proposal designed for all audiences, for all ages.
> Torre de Belém
The Torre de Belém is located on the right bank of the river Tagus, where once existed the beach of Belém, was originally surrounded by the waters around its perimeter.
Over the centuries it was surrounded by the beach, until today it is incorporated the mainland.
One of the "ex libris" of the city, the monument is an icon of the architecture of the reign of Manuel I of Portugal, in a synthesis between the medieval tradition tower and the modern bulwark, where artillery pieces were available.
Over time the tower was losing its defense function of the Tagus bar and, from the Filipino occupation, the old parades gave way to dungeons.
The monument stands out for implicit nationalism, since it is all surrounded by decorations of the coat of arms of Portugal, including inscriptions of crosses of the Order of Christ in the windows of bastion; Such characteristics refer mainly to the typical architecture of a time when the country was a global power (that of the early Modern Age).
Classified as a World Heritage Site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) since 1983, it was elected as one of the Seven Wonders of Portugal on July 7, 2007.
It is visited annually by more than one million tourists.
The Car Museum is located in the Belém area of Lisbon and is a cultural facility and a public place.
More than a museum, the project functions as an urban infrastructure, which offers 'public space' to the city.
Royal Car Museum
On May 23, 1905, the «Museu das Coches Reais» was inaugurated in Lisbon. It was the initiative of Queen Amelia d'Orleans and Bragança, Princess of France and married in 1886 to the future King of Portugal, D. Carlos I.
The site chosen to install the first museum of cars in the world was the hall of the Royal Royal Riding, which from that date until 23 May 2015 housed the National Museum of Cars.
The success was great but from the outset the lack of space was felt and it is the Queen herself who in 1906 orders a new project to expand the museum and to expose the remaining Royal House cars stored in the stables of various palaces.
After the implantation of the Republic on October 5, 1910, the museum's collection increases with the arrival of a set of cars and berlings of the extinct Casa Real as well as vehicles coming from the church assets.
The Jeronimos Monastery or Monastery of Santa Maria de Belém is a Portuguese monastery of the Order of St. Jerome built in the 16th century. It has, since 2016, the status of National Pantheon.
A culmination of the Manueline architecture, this Monastery is the most remarkable Portuguese monastic complex of its time and one of the main churches-hall of Europe. Its construction began, on the initiative of King Manuel I, at the dawn of the sixteenth century and was prologue for a hundred years, having been led by a remarkable group of architects / masters of works.
The Jerónimos Monastery has been classified as a National Monument since 1907 and in 1983 it was classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO along with the Torre de Belém. On July 7, 2007 it was elected as one of the seven wonders of Portugal.
Closely linked to the Portuguese Royal House and the epic of the Discoveries, the Jeronimos Monastery was, from a very early age, "internalized as one of the symbols of the nation."
It is today one of the most important tourist attractions in Portugal, with more than one million visitors per year.