The Cultural Centre of Belém (Portuguese: Centro Cultural de Belém - CCB), located in the civil parish of Santa Maria de Belém (in the municipality of Lisbon), is one of the largest building with cultural facilities in Portugal.

The building is located in Santa Maria de Belém, apart from fronting the Praça do Império (Imperial Square) and surrounded by many historical buildings, such as the Palace and the Tower of Belém, the Museum of Archaeology and the Monument to the Discoveries.

The building is located near the riverfront west of Lisbon

The building was designed by the architects Vittorio Gregotti (Italy) and Manuel Salgado (Portugal) and opened in 1993. In 2002 it was classified as a monument of public interest. The complex comprises a centre for temporary exhibitions, a module with multipurpose rooms, an auditorium for symphonic music and opera performances with another geared to the performing arts, as well as a conference centre. Nowadays, CCB has a strong cultural programme and plays important part as a Conference Centre, supporting conferences and meetings of all types and scale.

The CCB occupies a construction area of 97,000 sq meters, distributed along 60,000 sq meters and separated by two internal streets, connected by a pedestrian way, creating continuity with the Praça do Império outside. This building can be seen as a small city with gardens, lakes, bridges, slopes, and small hidden places, where the nobility of the Museum Square stands out.



CCB | Centro Cultural de Belém
Praça do Império
1449-003 Lisbon | Portugal

GPS Coordinates

Latitude: 38.695679°
Longitude: -9.20730°l