CCB - Belém Cultural Center
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Tickets and guided tours in Belém Cultural Center

Located in the main square of Belem, the Belém Cultural Center (also referred to as CCB) was built at the start of 1988 for the purposes of welcoming ...

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Located in Belém, the Berardo Collection Museum (Museu Coleção Berardo) is the main Modern and Contemporary Art Museum in Lisbon. Berardo Co...

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Book your Lisboa Card with easy and advantageous access to many attractions in the city of 7 hills. The pass offers free travel for consecut...

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The monuments in Belém are cultural icons and a must-see on any tour itinerary. Because of the unique combination of historical and cultural...

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From traditional to more cosmopolitan neighborhoods, tour through the cobblestone streets to the biggest majestic monuments on this full-day...

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The inside story

Located in the main square of Belem, the Belém Cultural Center (also referred to as CCB) was built at the start of 1988 for the purposes of welcoming the 1992 Portuguese presidency of the European Union. Originally controversial for its striking modern architecture next to the historical Jeronimos Monastery, the CCB was designed by architects Vittorio Gregotti (Italy) and Manuel Salgado (Portugal).

It has since become a cultural hub hosting numerous international exhibitions (from photography to mixed-media installations), cultural events and congresses. It is also an arts complex with the city's largest auditorium.

For years it was also home to the Design Museum, but that space is now occupied by the Berardo Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art.

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How to get there

CCB - Belém Cultural Center Praça do Império, 1449-003 Lisboa Lisbon
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