Centro Cultural de Belem - CCB

Centro Cultural de Belem - CCB

Centro Cultural de Belem - CCB
4.5
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This is a dynamic cultural space with art galleries, terrific views of the city, and a coffee shop.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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Neighborhood: Belém
Belém is the "capital of the Portuguese Discoveries" and a photographer's paradise. You can spend an entire day exploring this neighborhood: monuments (Jerónimos Monastery, Belém Tower, Monument to the Discoveries), museums (Coach Museum, Centro Cultural de Belém) and breathtaking views of the Tagus river will make your visit worth your time. Belém also offers a variety of restaurants and cafes, namely the famous - and delicious - "Pastéis de Belém" (typical Portuguese custard tarts; make sure you buy an extra box of those!). Easily accessible from Lisbon's historic center, Belém is a must-do, especially if you're spending more than one day visiting the Portuguese capital.
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heliosernestog
Crows Nest, Australia80 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Family
So we were going to watch the trip to Reims. The ticket said seven and we arrived 7:10 and were not allowed in. The ticket said nothing about doors opening at a certain time and the opera starting at a certain time. We paid 40€ to no avail to miss the first half of the opera. On top of that there as no place to go and have a drink or anything as everything was closing or was serving food.
After tonight I will NEVER !! GO BACK !! to the cultural centre for anything as they are neither accurate nor welcoming.
I would not recommend anyone to go see any show for which there is not enough accurate information from which to make plans!!

RIDICULOUS!!!
Written December 29, 2022
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Bartonbears
Coffs Harbour, Australia1,941 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
This modern building is a calm oasis away from the tourism bedlam surrounding it. There is an excellent coffee shop (a little hard to find but worth seeking out) and the art gallery is a great art space with many leading artists works on display. Picasso, Man-Ray, Mondrian, Miro, and Francis Bacon are just a few. It's well worth spending a couple of hours here.
Written August 19, 2023
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8-drank-was-merry 🧳 🛫🍛🍻🍸🍨
Naples, FL4,465 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
I was here in September for a medical conference. The meeting hall was a bit small for the number of attendees, but I imagine that was not the fault of CCB.
The main meeting room has tiered stadium seating, that was a bit cramped for taller and larger individuals.

It is conveniently located close to Jeronimo's Monastery and Padrão dos Descobrimentos, and not too far from the Torre de Belem.

I did not take advantage of the other exhibits in the CCB itself.
Written October 17, 2019
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Nunhead N
London313 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2011
A great modern building opened in the early 1990’s it houses, amongst many interesting spaces, the Museu Coleccau Berardo. This is a wonderful art gallery: light, spacious and very airy it makes many other major art galleries seem cramped and a bit confined in comparison. A real jewel in the crown for the art scene in Lisboa, I would make this a "must do" if you are here on a mini break. If you can spare the time, and you enjoy modern art, I would recommend having lunch in one of the many decent cafes in the complex and making a whole day of your visit.

We spent a lovely Sunday afternoon here and we only managed to check out the amazing selection of works from the collection of Jose Berardo. Thoughtfully curated the work was displayed in a number of rooms on the ground floor of the gallery which made for an interesting journey through the collection. Some of this work is just stunning and you will find something of interest from most of the important artists of the past fifty years. I was struck by the depth and range of the collection and if you are interested in film/video installations you will find this a real treat.

If you are in need of a rest, or a breath of fresh air to keep you going, take a little time out in the lovely garden as you wander round. I find that I can only take so much visual and aural stimulus at one go, so the opportunity to chill out in this great, fragrant space was very welcome.

Our afternoon soon slipped through our fingers and much to our disappointment we had no time to check out the Mappa Mundi or other interesting looking exhibitions. We made a quick stop at the well-stocked shop to pick up a trifle or two before a short walk to the tram stop and the journey back into town for another tasty supper.

This place is already on the ever growing "must revisit" list.
Written April 9, 2011
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Sara B
Lisbon, Portugal81 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2011
Everything there is amazing. Start in the Jardim das Oliveiras - garden of olives -, it has a great view (really grea viewt!) and as a coffee shop right next to it, perfect. You can see Belém from the place - the surrounding historic monuments and rio Tejo. I'ts a modern butilding with a very good atmosphere, great people, and a place to relax after you'd see every monuments near. Before sunset is really beautiful and romantic, but if you like sun go ahead, you can really get a tan there.

The rest is amazing, but you can go to CCB without see a exhibition or a performing, the cultural/entertaining place speaks for itself.
Written April 22, 2011
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Audry F
Dublin, Ireland17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2012 • Solo
The Berardo Collection, is one of the most complete and impressionates collections of contemporary art, evident in this cultural space where the cafe / bar has a unique and breathtaking view over the river Tagus. an evening unforgettable ... a must for culture
Written October 26, 2012
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M n K Williams
Bushey, UK193 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
Worth getting off the tour bus to have a walk around this part of Lisbon. Beautiful old buildings, monuments and gardens overlooking the Tagus river.
Views of the 25 de Abril bridge (built by the same designer as the Golden Gate in San Francisco) and the Christo Rei statue.
Written June 2, 2019
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marishakor7
Copenhagen, Denmark9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Couples
This museum is a definite pearl for modern art lovers. It has famous paintings arranged of most of the well described recent styles in the art. Moreover, in different places outside the museum, within the yards you can also find a great place to sit under trees or in the cafe to admire an amazing view of Belem famous monument, the bridge and the river.
I only wish the museum inside had some benches to sit, to walk through so many collections was a bit tiring!
Written May 14, 2015
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alalas
Sao Paulo656 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2014 • Solo
I've been to Centro Cultural Belem and it was a pleasant experience. The place is nice, near famous touristic points like Belem Tower and a good option to enjoy art scene in Portugal, cafes and even restaurant. The museum really impressed me with its collection. Worth visiting.
Written March 21, 2014
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uri_fi
Tel Aviv564 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I have read about CCB online and the reviews were correct. The whole complex is very impressive.

The key attraction is the art museum which has a good art collection and interesting exhibits (I saw one of WWII posters which was fantastic).

If you have an hour you want to spend consider the CCB, it's even free :)
Written March 2, 2012
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