CCB - Fundação Centro Cultural de Belém Lisbon
Located in Lisbon’s western district, on the bank of the River Tagus, and harmoniously integrated into architectural surroundings that are dominated by the splendid 17th-century Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, and with the Torre de Belém just a stone’s throw away, the Centro Cultural de Belém was conceived of as “a small part of the city of Lisbon, in its geography and its relationship with the river.”
Here, architecture and geography are brought together with a special sensitivity.
Consisting of separate buildings divided by streets, squares and bridges, the centre is a living space where people work, stroll around and enjoy the different forms of contemporary expression, conceived for all audiences of all ages.
Planned by the Italian architect Vittorio Gregotti and the Portuguese architect Manuel Salgado, the CCB is integrated into a monumental group of buildings where the wealth and variety of its built heritage and the collections of its museums – the museums of Ajuda, Archaeology and Ethnology, the Maritime Museum and the National Coach Museum, the Berardo Foundation Museum, the museums of the Presidency of the Republic, Electricity and Popular Art, among others, all testify to their importance both over the years and in the present-day climate.