Lisbon Architecture Tour: Walking Guide

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Lisbon Architecture Tours

Lisboa Architecture Guides – Exclusive Building Walks in Portugal tailor made for Groups

Lisbon Walking Tours

Contact us for your walking guide in Portugal on +44 1620 825722 / isabelle(at)e-architect.co.uk

Lisbon Architecture Tour: Exclusive Guided Walks

Our Lisboa guided tours are all tailored to suit each booking, we do not allow for bookings to be joined. Our guided tours in Portugal are all exclusive to each client.

Should you be planning an office trip, a conference, or university trip in Southern Portugal please contact us and we would be happy to take your booking.

Lisbon Architecture – Introduction

Lisbon is the capital of Portugal, and one of two major cities in the country, alongside Oporto. The city is located towards the south of the country.

Key buildings include The Champalimaud Foundation, Estação do Oriente, EXPO ’98 – Portuguese Pavilion, Habitable Sculpture, Francisco de Arruda School and the Altis Belém Hotel. These are all possible to visit on our architecture walking tour of Lisbon.

Famous architects with buildings in the city include Alvaro Siza Vieira (various buildings), Santiago Calatrava Architects and Charles Correa Associates.

Other key architects with work in Lisbon include ARX, Ateliers Jean Nouvel, Peter Chermayeff LLC, SOM (Skidmore, Owings & Merrill), Risco, Bak Gordon arquitectos, Miguel Arruda Arquitectos Associados,, Gonçalo Byrne Arquitectos, Broadway Malyan, BDP, atelierBASE, Jorge Mealha, José Neves, João Luis Carrilho da Graça (Carrilho da Graça Arquitectos), Profabril, RMJM, Pedro Campos Costa (Campos Costa Arquitectos) and Manuel Graça Dias + Egas José Vieira arquitectos.

Pavilhão Atlântico (Atlantic Pavillion)
architects: Regino Cruz Arquitectos and SOM (Skidmore, Owings & Merril):
Atlantic Pavillion Lisbon
photograph © invisiblegentleman.com

Lisbon Walking Tours

Lisbon Architecture Tours can focus on traditional buildings, contemporary buildings or both. The Lisbon Architecture Tour is typically an introduction to the city’s main buildings but it can be tailored to your interests.

Visitors can be met at the starting point of their architectural walking tour, or by request possibly at the airport or from their hotel.

Lisbon Walking Tours

Contact e-architect to arrange your Oporto tour on
+44 (0) 1620 825722 / mob. +44 (0)7952 149814 or isabelle(at)e-architect.co.uk

Lisbon Architecture Tours : major buildings in Lisboa
Onion Pinch Lisbon
photo : Sebastiano Pellion di Persano

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Note – Lisboa is translated as Lisbon in English

Map of Lisbon city:


To see all listed projects on a single map please follow this link.

Lisbon Architecture Triennale

Buildings that can be seen on the Lisbon Architecture Walking Tour:

Two groups of architecture in Central Lisbon, this one at Parque das Nações

Pavilhão de Portugal (Portugal Pavillion)
architect: Álvaro Siza Vieira
Pavilhão de Portugal Lisbon
photograph © invisiblegentleman.com

Art’s Hotel
architect: Frederico Valsassina
Art's Hotel Lisbon
photograph © invisiblegentleman.com

New Housing
architect: Aires Mateus
New Housing Lisbon
photograph © invisiblegentleman.com

Pavilhão do Conhecimento – Ciência Viva (Knowledge Pavillion – Live Science)
architect: Carrilho da Graça
Knowledge Pavilion Lisbon
photograph © invisiblegentleman.com

Edifício Mythos (Mythos Building)
architects: ARX
Mythus building Lisbon
photograph © invisiblegentleman.com

Oceanário (Oceanary)
architect: Peter Chermayeff
Oceanary Lisbon
photograph © invisiblegentleman.com

Extensão do Oceanário (Oceanary Extension)
architect: Pedro Campos Costa
Oceanary extension Lisbon
photograph © invisiblegentleman.com

Gare do Oriente (Oriente Train Station)
architect: Santiago Calatrava
Oriente train station Lisbon
photograph © invisiblegentleman.com

Torre da Galp (Galp Tower)
architects: Manuel Graça Dias and Egas José Vieira
Galp tower Lisbon
photograph © invisiblegentleman.com

Torre Vasco da Gama (Vasco da Gama Tower)
architects: Profabril and SOM (Skidmore, Owings & Merril)
Vasco da Gama tower Lisbon
photograph © invisiblegentleman.com

Vodafone HQ
2007
Alexandre Burmester Arquitectos Associados
Vodafone Headquarters Lisbon
photograph © invisiblegentleman.com

The second group of architecture in Central Lisbon

– Novo Museu Nacional dos Coches (New National Coach Museum)
architects: Paulo Mendes da Rocha and Ricardo Bak Gordon
– Torre Itálica (Italic Tower)
architect: Gonçalo Byrne
– Centro Cultural de Belém (Belém Cultural Center)
architects: Manuel Salgado and Vitorio Gregotti
– Centro de Documentação i Informação do Palácio de Belém (Documentation and Information Center of Palácio de Belém)
architect: Carrilho da Graça
– Fundação Champalimaud (Champalimaud Foundation)
architect: Charles Correa
– Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian (Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation)
architects: Ruy Athouguia, Pedro Cid and Alberto Pessoa
– Parque Gulbenkian (Gulbenkian Park)
architects: Viana Barreto and Ribeiro Telles
– Escola Superior de Comunicação Social (School of Social Communication)
architects: Carrilho da Graça
– Escola Superior de Música (School of Music)
architect: Carrilho da Graça
– Reitoria da Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Rectory of Nova University of Lisbon)
architects: Aires Mateus

Architecture in Greater Lisbon

– Teatro Azul (Blue Theater)
architects: Manuel Graça Dias, Egas José Vieira and Gonçalo Afonso Dias

– Casa das Histórias Paula Rego (Paula Rego The House of Stories)
architect: Eduardo de Souto Moura

– Farol-Museu de Santa Marta (St. Marta Lighthouse Museum)
architects: Aires Mateus

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Lisbon Buildings

Lisbon Research Center : The Champalimaud Foundation
Charles Correa Associates with RMJM Hillier & Consiste
Champalimaud Foundation Lisbon
image from architect

Habitable Sculpture
Miguel Arruda architect
Habitable Sculpture Lisbon
image : FG+SG-Fotografia de Arquitectura

Portuguese Architecture

Portugal Buildings

Portuguese Architecture Studios

Portuguese architect : Alvaro Siza
Leça Swimming Pools
photo from architect

Lisbon Architecture Photographs
Paula Rêgo Museum
image : ZA

Lisbon Railway Station

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