UPDATE 2017: this former palace is now a hotel
Right next to one of the most popular viewpoints (miradouros) ovoer the river Tagus (Tejo) in Lisbon Adamastor, you’ll find Palácio Verride, a former 18th- century Palace, better known as Palácio de Santa Catarina.
‘Pop Up’ 2010 Art Gallery Santa Catarina Palace: Artwork Tiago Chagas
The municipality of Lisbon is the owner of the former Palace, and excellent art exhibitions are regularly held here, like in December 2010: ‘Pop Up’ Art Gallery, a urban culture international festival that challenges creators of multiple areas of artistic expression to intervene in vacant or abandoned urban spaces, giving them new life through art.
‘Pop Up’ art 2010: the former Palace’s stairs in the hall
‘Pop Up’ started in 2009 in Lisbon city, but intends to become an international platform of urban culture exchange, bringing together artists and talents from different cities around the world, aiming to promote Lisbon cultural identity in and out of doors.
Palace Verride (known as Santa Catarina) Palace Lisbon. This year, ‘Pop Up’ had “Urban Nomads” for a theme and pigeons as their icon.
The 18th- century Santa Catarina Palace’s history dates back to the first half of the 18th century. The Palace has seen various uses, a number of different owners and successive work campaigns. The Baron and Viscount of Moledos, Francisco de Paula Silva Tovar, deputy to the constitutional courts, resided there in the 1820s.
Recently the MUDE museum (art, design & fashion) housed here, nowadays located in Baixa area, really worth a visit!
Beautiful ornamented ceilings and azulejos (Portuguese tiles)
Happily many of the original rooms of the old Palace are still preserved, such as ornaments in the ceilings and beautiful tiles. In the 1980s, the well-known architect and painter João de Almeida, made several changes. The Lisbon City Council purchased the palace in 2003.
Popular river Tagus viewpoint right next to the Santa Catarina Palace: Adamastor viewpoint and Moorish kiosk (quiosque) cafe.
‘Pop Up’ 2010 Palace Santa Catarina: artwork Tiago Chagas, ‘Don’t Panic’ Lisbon
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‘Pop Up’ 2010: Santa Catarina Palace Lisbon: artwork Tiago Chagas