About Lisbon

Fundação Centro Cultural de Belém (CCB)

Praça do Império, 1449-003 Lisboa, Portugal

About CCB

Located in the west of Lisbon, overlooking the Tagus river CCB is a historical meeting point in 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.

About Lisbon

Lisbon has much to offer its visitors – warm climate, vivid colours, gastronomy, history, diverse culture life and breath-taking surrounding landscape. The name has its origins in the Phoenician words meaning “enchanting port”. The city was recently named European Green Capital 2020, and mixes old customs and ancient history with cultural entertainment, environmental sustainability and hi-tech innovation. Famous for its hospitality, Lisbon is a very family-friendly place to visit.

Find out more from Visit Lisboa

Getting to Lisbon

By plane:

Lisbon’s airport – Aeroporto Humberto Delgado – is located within the municipality of Lisbon. There are 52 airlines flying to 122 destinations, making this airport the largest and most important in Portugal.

Lisbon airport is served by Metro Lisboa (red line), Carris bus routes no. 208, 705, 708, 722, 731, 744, 750 and 783, taxi, and on-demand transportation apps.

By train:

Comboios Portugal Sud Expresso / Lusitânia night train from Hendaye / Madrid to Lisbon – route and timetable (pdf, 500 KB).

By coach:

Coaches travel to Lisbon from many countries in Europe – routes and timetables at Flixbus and Internorte

Getting to CCB

By bus:

Carris bus routes no. 28, 714, 727, 729 and 751, exit at Belém stop – routes and timetables

By tram:

Carris tram route no. E15, exit at Belém stop – route and timetable

By train:

Comboios Portugal train, Cascais route, exit at Belém station – route and timetable (pdf, 50 KB)

By metro:

While Lisbon is well served by metro lines, none of them goes directly to Belém – metro routes