Pavilhão de Portugal

Álvaro Siza, 1998

Universidade de Lisboa

Regular Visits

Visit to the space accompanied by our team of volunteers present at the location.

Maximum 25 people per visit

No reservation required; first-come, first-served

Photography allowed


This building is a symbol – an icon – of the exposure and expansion Expo ’98 meant for the city of Lisbon. Immediately recognisable by its huge curving reinforced concrete roof, it consists of two separate areas: the Ceremonial Square, which is a generous sheltered outdoor space, and a two-storey building (plus a basement level) structured around an internal patio. Creating a visual association between earth and water, the pavilion’s monumental scale seems to play with traditional forms and the modern lines of modernity.


Alameda dos Oceanos

Directions: Google Maps / Apple Maps

Public Transport

Bus: Oriente (Linha Vermelha)

Subway: Oriente (Linha Vermelha)

Train: Oriente (Linhas do Norte, Sintra e Azambuja)