Lisbon Open House
Lisbon Open House

The architecture of the Casa da Moeda at Lisbon Open House

September 27, 2012

On the 6th of October, the Casa da Moeda building will receive visitors from Lisbon Open House, an international event being held for the first time in Lisbon, aimed at revealing the city's most emblematic buildings to the general public, from a cultural and architectural perspective.

Open House is an international not-for-profit event that is held annually, aimed at showcasing excellence in architecture and stimulating interest in building heritage. This year, the Lisbon Architectural Triennial is responsible for organising the event, with curatorial consultancy from Herbert Wright, a London based architecture critic, and from the architect Fernando Sanchez Salvador.

The architectural complex of the Casa da Moeda, designed by architect Jorge Segurado in the 3rd decade of the 20th century, is one of the best examples of modernist architecture in Portugal. Therefore, it is one of the buildings that has been chosen to be open to visitors during Lisbon Open House, an event that makes the Portuguese capital the thirteenth city to join the Open House network, joining a group of urban centres that are renowned for the excellence of their architecture like London, Milan, Rome, Barcelona and New York, among others.

Guided tours around the Casa da Moeda building will be held, by prior arrangement, on Saturday the 6th of October between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. One tour will be run per hour, with a maximum limit of 10 people per tour.

Useful information:

Pre-booking contacts: 217810721/ anabela.carreira@incm.pt

Address: Avenida de António José de Almeida

Buses 16, 18, 26, 42

Metro Saldanha (yellow and red lines)

Partial access for people with reduced mobility

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