Centro Cultural de Belém
Check their calendar, beside the art expos, regularly they have music shows and concerts. It is also a nice place to visit due to its architecture and gardens, includes a restaurant, a bistro and cafe to relax and enjoy the view & sun.
Belém Cultural Center is located in Praça do Império, Belém parish, in the city and district of Lisbon, in Portugal. It was originally designed to host the headquarters of the Portuguese Presidency of the European Community and later to develop cultural activity.
One one Lisbons Biggest Locations for Art and Culture: from Visual art, to dance, theatre, Music you May find anything. Host of the famous berardo Collection and Next to a couple of Sightseeing places like mosteiro dos Jerónimos in Belém. You May also eat the famous pastéis de nata there! :) Enjoy
Lisbon's most important cultural center, the Berardo Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, the terrace café on the first floor overlooking the river, and shop specializing in Portuguese design.
The Belém Cultural Center, is a complex of artistic venues located in Belém in the city of Lisbon.
Museum, music, theatre, opera, dance, cinema, exhibitions - in short, all things cultural.
Place of Worship
“Among the most celebrated historic monuments in Portugal, the Jerónimos monastery is also one of the jewels in Lisbon's sightseeing crown. Commissioned by King Manuel I in 1501 and timed to coincide with the return of Vasco da Gama (1460-1524) after his momentous voyage to India, the church and adjacent monastery are considered the greatest examples of Manueline architecture in the country. The church's south portal is astonishing in its detail, with no less than 40 statues of ornate filigree embellishing the entrance. Inside, the nave is equally exuberant, the vaulting carved to resemble giant palms fanning out from slender octagonal pillars. Several royal tombs are placed in and around the chancel, including those of Manuel himself and King João III. Laid to rest nearer the entrance are Vasco da Gama and the poet Luís de Camões. Architect Diogo de Boitaca was originally tasked with designing the building but the sumptuous carved stone arches and balustrades in the cloister are the work of João de Castilho, who replaced de Boitaca in 1517. The monastery was occupied by the Order of St. Jerome (Hieronymites) until 1834.”
“It has a unique collection of coaches, with fine 18th century specimens exuberantly decorated with paintings and gilded carving.”
“Famous pastry. Tip: don’t get in line, find other entrances just to buy take away ;)”
“The monolithic Padrão dos Descobrimentos, looking like a caravel ship frozen in midswell, was inaugurated in 1960 on the 500th anniversary of Henry the Navigator’s death. The 56m-high limestone giant is chock-full of Portuguese bigwigs. At the prow is Henry, while behind him are explorers Vasco da Gama, Diogo Cão, Fernão de Magalhães (Ferdinand Magellan) and 29 other greats. Do take the lift (or puff up 267 steps) to the windswept miradouro for 360-degree views over the river. The mosaic in front of the monument charts the routes of Portuguese mariners.”