Contemporary Art Center ‘Casa da Cerca‘ is located at the south side of the river Tagus. Views on downtown Lisbon and the 25 April Bridge are amazing!
Superb views! 🙂 Garden Art Center ‘Casa da Cerca‘, Lisbon, February 2019 & tourist guide Josephine Lucassen. YouTube
How to get there?
Cais do Ginjal , Cacilhas Lisbon, February 2019
As you get off the ferry, it takes about 15 minutes to walk along the river (Cais do Ginjal) to reach the elevator, after passing lots of ruinous warehouses (could be a place for a movie set…!), and a few restaurants, both worth a visit 🙂 : Atire-te ao Rio and Ponto Final.
Picture: Margaret Schöttelndreier. July 2019
The elevator (elevador ‘da Boca da Venta‘, mouth of the wind) is convenient and free.
View 25 April bridge. Picture: Margaret Schöttelndreier, July 2019
Former palace Casa da Cerca : art gallery, botanical garden & small cafetaria.
There are several exhibition spaces, a patio gallery, a cistern, a wonderful sculpture park, a chapel and a Botanical Garden – which, separately or jointly, present a regular program of individual, collective or thematic exhibitions.
Former palace Casa da Cerca & contemporary Art Center Lisbon, February 2019: tourist guide Portugal Josephine Lucassen
The former Cerca Palace is considered to be the most characteristic example of civil architecture from the 18th century, constructed between the 17th and the 18th century, with Baroque and Romantic influences, being restored in the end of the 20th century.
Art center Casa da Cerca Lisbon & tourist guide Portugal Josephine Lucassen, February 2019
Wonderful! Source: Wikipedia
The property was acquired by the City Council in 1988. Refurbished and adapted to the expository purposes for which it was intended, opened to the public in 1993 as a Center for Contemporary art. The first exhibition focused on a core of Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso’s work.
Exhibitions, cafetaria & lovely botanical garden ‘O Chão das Artes’ (‘floor of the arts’): Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm
Center for Documentation and Research Mestre Rogério Ribeiro:
Tuesday to Friday from 10h to 12h30 and from 14h to 17h
Art Center Casa da Cerca Lisbon & ladies room, February 2019