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Lisbon Architecture Tours

Lisboa Architecture Guides – Exclusive Building Walks in Portugal tailor made for groups by e-architect

post updated 7 May 2024

Contact us for your walking guide in Portugal: isabelle(at)

Lisbon Architecture Tour: Exclusive Guided Walks

Our Lisboa guided tours are all tailored to suit each booking, we do not allow for bookings to be joined. Our guided tours in Portugal are all exclusive to each client.

Should you be planning a trip in Southern Portugal please contact us. e-architect have over two decades’ experience in arranging bespoke architectural city walks.

Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology in Lisbon building design by AL_A, Architects, UK:
MAAT Lisbon Architecture Tours
Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology photo courtesy of architects

Lisbon Architecture Walking Tours

Lisbon Architecture – Introduction

Lisbon is the capital of Portugal, and one of two major cities in the country, alongside Oporto. The city is located towards the south of the country.

Key buildings include The Champalimaud Foundation, Estação do Oriente, EXPO ’98 – Portuguese Pavilion, Habitable Sculpture, Francisco de Arruda School and the Altis Belém Hotel. These are all possible to visit on our architecture walking tour of Lisbon.

Portuguese Pavilion Expo Lisbon building designed by celebrated Portuguese architect Alvaro Siza, at Parque das Nações-PARQUE EXPO:
Portuguese Pavilion Lisbon Expo
Portuguese Pavilion Expo Lisbon image : ZA

Famous architects with buildings in the city include Alvaro Siza Vieira (various buildings), Santiago Calatrava Architects and Charles Correa Associates.

Casa das Histórias Paula Rego, Cascais, near Lisbon, design by Eduardo Souto de Moura Architect (Pritzker Prize 2011 winner):
Casa das Histórias Paula Rego
architecture image : ZA

Other key architects with work in Lisbon include ARX, Ateliers Jean Nouvel, Peter Chermayeff LLC, SOM (Skidmore, Owings & Merrill), Risco, Bak Gordon arquitectos, Miguel Arruda Arquitectos Associados, Gonçalo Byrne Arquitectos, Broadway Malyan, BDP. Visitors to the capital can also see buildings designed by atelierBASE, Jorge Mealha, José Neves, João Luis Carrilho da Graça (Carrilho da Graça Arquitectos), Profabril, RMJM, Pedro Campos Costa (Campos Costa Arquitectos) and Manuel Graça Dias + Egas José Vieira arquitectos.

Pavilhão Atlântico (Atlantic Pavilion) designed by architects: Regino Cruz Arquitectos and SOM (Skidmore, Owings & Merril, USA):
Atlantic Pavilion Lisbon Architecture Tour
Pavilhão Atlântico photograph ©

Lisbon Walking Tours

Lisbon Architecture Tours can focus on traditional buildings, contemporary buildings or both. The Lisbon Architecture Tour is typically an introduction to the city’s main buildings but it can be tailored to your interests.

Visitors can be met at the starting point of their architectural walking tour, or by request possibly at the airport or from their hotel. We are always open to suggestions for properties to be added to our advised itineraries.

Oriente train station building in Lisbon:
Oriente train station building in Lisbon
Oriente train station building photograph ©

Lisbon Architectural Walking Tours

Contact e-architect to arrange your Oporto tour on mobile +44 (0)7952 149814 or email isabelle(at)

Lisbon buildings : major new architecture in Lisboa

Champalimaud Medical Research Centre in Lisbon design by India’s Charles Correa Associates with RMJM Hillier & Consiste:
Champalimaud Medical Research Centre in Lisbon
Champalimaud Medical Research Centre building image : ZA

Architecture Tours

e-architect organise architecture walking tours in southwestern Europe, in Spanish cities such as Barcelona, Madrid, plus Cordoba and Granada. The latter two can easily be combined with a trip to Portugal. We also offer city tours in other Western European cities such as Glasgow, Paris and London.

Architecture Walking Tours

Note – Lisboa is translated as Lisbon in English

Lisbon Architecture Triennale

Lisbon City Walks

Buildings that can be seen on the Lisbon Architecture Walking Tour are listed below.

Two groups of architecture in Central Lisbon, this one at:

Parque das Nações

Pavilhão de Portugal (Portugal Pavilion)
architect: Álvaro Siza Vieira
Pavilhão de Portugal Lisbon Walking Tours
Portugal Pavilion photograph ©

Art’s Hotel
architect: Frederico Valsassina
Art's Hotel Lisbon Architecture Tours
Art’s Hotel photograph ©

New Housing
architect: Aires Mateus
New Housing Lisbon Architecture Tours
New Housing photograph ©

Pavilhão do Conhecimento – Ciência Viva (Knowledge Pavilion – Live Science)
architect: Carrilho da Graça
Knowledge Pavilion Lisbon Architecture Tours
Pavilhão do Conhecimento photograph ©

Edifício Mythos (Mythos Building)
architects: ARX
Mythus building Lisbon
Edifício Mythos photograph ©

Oceanário (Oceanary)
architect: Peter Chermayeff
Oceanary Lisbon Architecture Tours
Oceanário photograph ©

Extensão do Oceanário (Oceanary Extension)
architect: Pedro Campos Costa
Oceanary extension Lisbon
Extensão do Oceanário photograph ©

Gare do Oriente (Oriente Train Station)
architect: Santiago Calatrava
Oriente train station Lisbon
Gare do Oriente photograph ©

Torre da Galp (Galp Tower)
architects: Manuel Graça Dias and Egas José Vieira
Galp tower Lisbon
Torre da Galp photograph ©

Torre Vasco da Gama (Vasco da Gama Tower)
architects: Profabril and SOM (Skidmore, Owings & Merril)
Vasco da Gama tower Lisbon
Torre Vasco da Gama photograph ©

Vodafone HQ, built in 2007
Design: Alexandre Burmester Arquitectos Associados
Vodafone Headquarters Lisbon
Vodafone HQ building photograph ©

The second group of

architecture in Central Lisbon

– Novo Museu Nacional dos Coches (New National Coach Museum)
architects: Paulo Mendes da Rocha and Ricardo Bak Gordon
– Torre Itálica (Italic Tower)
architect: Gonçalo Byrne
– Centro Cultural de Belém (Belém Cultural Center)
architects: Manuel Salgado and Vitorio Gregotti
– Centro de Documentação i Informação do Palácio de Belém (Documentation and Information Center of Palácio de Belém)
architect: Carrilho da Graça
– Fundação Champalimaud (Champalimaud Foundation)
architect: Charles Correa
– Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian (Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation)
architects: Ruy Athouguia, Pedro Cid and Alberto Pessoa
– Parque Gulbenkian (Gulbenkian Park)
architects: Viana Barreto and Ribeiro Telles
– Escola Superior de Comunicação Social (School of Social Communication)
architects: Carrilho da Graça
– Escola Superior de Música (School of Music)
architect: Carrilho da Graça
– Reitoria da Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Rectory of Nova University of Lisbon)
architects: Aires Mateus

Architecture in Greater Lisbon

– Teatro Azul (Blue Theater)
architects: Manuel Graça Dias, Egas José Vieira and Gonçalo Afonso Dias

– Casa das Histórias Paula Rego (Paula Rego The House of Stories)
architect: Eduardo de Souto Moura

– Farol-Museu de Santa Marta (St. Marta Lighthouse Museum)
architects: Aires Mateus

Portuguese Architecture Tours by e-architect for groups only – by prior arrangement

Location: Lisbon, Portugal, southwestern Europe

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Lisbon Research Center : The Champalimaud Foundation
Design: Charles Correa Associates with RMJM Hillier & Consiste

Habitable Sculpture
Design: Miguel Arruda architect

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