Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Park

1067-001 Lisboa - Lisboa


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The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation is a Portuguese private institution founded in 1956 that promotes a wide range of cultural activities and also in the scientific research and studies, with delegations in Portugal and abroad.

The Gulbenkian Park, or Gardens, encloses the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation head office and Museum, the José de Azeredo Perdigão Modern Art Centre with its Museum and Art Library, a big auditorium, areas for temporary exhibitions, a congress and meeting area as well as restaurant and esplanade.

The Park was built in the 1960’s on the formerly Santa Gertrudes Park, a leisure estate, that was once one of the main noble entrance gates in Lisboa, covering nowadays approximately 7,5 hectares.

The project for the Park, interior gardens and terraces with gardens was drawn up by the renowned landscape architects Gonçalo Ribeiro Telles and António Viana Barreiro, who worked closely with Alberto Pessoa, Pedro Cid and Ruy Athouguia, the architects who designed the Foundation's complex of buildings.

The space embraces a pond and Portuguese typical vegetation along with other natural species of the world, including also a large set of sculptures and an open-air amphitheatre with a seating capacity for around 1.000 people where many activities of dance, theatre and music often take place.

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