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Cultural Centers in Lisboa
Avenida de Roma, 14
Opened in November, 18th, 1997, the Forum Lisboa is a cultural space placed in the recovered cinema Roma working also as the permanent headquarters of the Lisbon Municipal Assembly. The cinema Roma, opened in 1957 and inactive since August, 1988, is now remodelled, it has a large playhouse equipped with the most modern screening technologies, sound and image. The Forum Lisboa has an auditorium where several cultural events take place.
Largo do Carmo
In this museum, placed in the ruins of the former Carmo convent and church (XIV century), it is possible to find pre-historic, roman, visigothic and medieval objects.
Rua 1º de Maio, 101-103
With its museum, the Carris divulges to the public its memories and the contribution along more than one century to the growth of Lisbon. The Carris museum has two exhibition nucleuses, allowing the visitor a journey through times, with the documents and objects shown: reports, pictures, uniforms, transport tickets, official equipment, lifts, trams and buses.
Avenida de Brasília
Museum opened in 1948, dedicated to popular arts and traditional workmanship, presenting a set of pieces that were present in the exhibition of Geneva, in 1935. The exhibition is divided by country districts, documenting the large variety existent in the country. The building was initially planed to welcome the Exposição do Mundo Português in 1940 and was later remodelled and adapted to its new functions.
Praça do Império
Here you will find collections of historic cartography, traditional boats, navigation instruments, models of ships and boats, among other curiosities that illustrate the maritime history and activity of the Portuguese. Worthy of notice are the models of ships from the Discoveries period, sailing-boats from the XVIII century and ships with mixed propulsion, from the XIX until the XX century.
Praça do Império
This is a modern building, opened in 1990, placed between the Jerónimos Monastery and the river. It began being the headquarters of the Portuguese Presidence of the European Union and became a cultural centre in 1993. At the pavilion reserved for temporary exhibitions occur musical, theatre and photography events.
Rua das Janelas Verdes, 9
In this museum, dedicated to the plastic and decorative arts, is a collection that includes pieces from the XII to the XIX, such as paintings, illuminations, engraving, drawing, sculpture, goldsmithery, ceramic, furniture and tapestry.
Rossio dos Olivais, Lt 2.13.01A
Located at the Parque das Nações, this general-purpose pavilion, with ten thousand seats, offers excellent conditions to the organization of sportive, cultural and social events. Composed with two rooms, the Atlântico and the Tejo, this pavilion is the stage of several musical shows and offers the most modern and sophisticated equipment.
Avenida da Índia, Pilar 7 da Ponte 25 de Abril
The Interpretive Center of the 25 de Abril Bridge (Pilar 7 Experience) offers a unique discovery of the 25 de Abril Bridge. The experience culminates with the ascension, through an elevator, to a panoramic viewpoint, which is up to the board of the bridge and allows an unprecedented and privileged view of the city of Lisbon, especially on the area of Belém and the Tagus River.
Rua da Junqueira, 30
The historic-cultural history of Macau on the XVI and XVII centuries is an initiation to the essential and origin meaning of this multiple frontiers’ city. The first section of the museum –“Portugal and China: the beginning of the encounter”- describes the circumstances that involved the birth of Macau.