Centro Cultural de Belém

Manuel Salgado e Vittorio Gregotti



Open Visits

Saturday: 10h - 18h

Sunday: 10h - 18h

Regular Visits

Saturday: 12h, 14h, 15h

Sunday: 12h, 14h, 15h


Saturday: 11h, 12h, 16h, 17h

Sunday: 11h, 16h, 17h

Sáb e Dom 11h, 16h visita ao CCB com Arq. Fabrícia Valente
Sáb 12h e 17h e Dom 17h com Arq. Filipe Araújo à Garagem Sul.
Apenas as visitas comentadas exigem reserva

Reservation required

Maximum 30 people per visit

Wheelchair access

Photography allowed



The decision to build this cultural centre was made in 1988, with a view to hosting the Portuguese European Union Presidency in 1992. The choice of site was, at the time, highly controversial. True to the intention of signalling the starting point of the Portuguese Maritime Discoveries, it would stand where pavilions such as “The Portuguese throughout the world” and “Portuguese Villages” had once stood. Although an incomplete version of the initial design, the CCB presently takes up an area of 97,000m2 distributed along six hectares separated by two streets running inside the compound and connected by the José Saramago path, which also to Império Square. It was designed as a small city, with its own gardens, lakes, bridges, ramps, streets and squares.



Praça do Império


Directions: Google Maps / Apple Maps

Public Transport

Bus: 15E, 729

Train: Linha de Cascais - Belém