MAAT – The Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology in Lisbon

Set on the River Tejo’s edge near Belém, the Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (MAAT) deals with contemporary art.

Next door, the iconic Tejo Power Station is one of Portugal’s most prominent examples of industrial architecture from the beginning of the 20th century.

There’s an exhibition space underneath the undulating pedestrian roof from where visitors can enjoy panoramic views.

MAAT Museum
MAAT Museum

The modern building was designed designed by the British architect Amanda Levete. Inside, there are four exhibition spaces: Oval Room, Main Gallery, Video Room and Project Room, all heavily based on video installations.

In the basement of the old Power Station, there’s another museum telling the history of the plant through furnaces, boilers and electrical generating equipment, as well audio visual and interactive presentations.

In addition to the two museums, the outdoor park, conceived by the landscape architect Vladimir Djurovik, offers a leisure space. It’s a beautiful area to walk around and take photos, offering views of the Ponte 25 de Abril suspension bridge and across the River Tejo.

Av. Brasília, Central Tejo, www.maat.pt

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