The Cultural Centre of Belém is a multipurpose centre in the Belem area of Lisbon, Portugal. The building was opened in 1993 and was originally planned to be built to accommodate the European Presidency in 1992 but it was adapted to be a cultural venue that has spaces that can accommodate performing art shows, music events and conferences. Its high-security meeting halls have made it available for political events. The centre has striking modern architecture and is a huge complex in terms of area.
The cultural centre is accessible by the Lisbon transport system. By tram, get on the 15 tram to ‘Centro Cultural de Belém’ station. If travelling by train, get on the train travelling on the ‘Cascais line’ and get off at ‘Belem’ station.
Opening Times and Admission
The centre is open most hours throughout the day, the best way to get a feel for the centre is to walk around it, although some areas can be restricted. A cafe and other eateries exist on the site.