Lisbon – some Art Deco architecture

I came to Lisbon mainly to see the Arte Nova (Art Nouveau) architecture but there was also some Art Deco that caught my eye.

Probably the most famous Art Deco building in the city is the former Teatro Éden, now the Éden Aparthotel, in Praça dos Restauradores.

Designed by architects Cassiano Branco and Carlo Florencio Dias, it opened in 1931 as a cinema but closed in 1981 and remained derelict for many years, until it reopened as a hotel in 2001.

The bas-relief frieze on the facade, by Portuguese sculptor Leopoldo de Almeida, depicts actors performing in front of the cameras.

I love this elegant corner solution at 177a Largo Dr. Bernardino António Gomes. Here’s the side perspective on Streetview showing the lovely window grilles.

This impressive residential and shopping complex is just down the road at Rua da Bica do Sapato, over the road from Santa Apolónia station.

And a few other random units that caught my eye, mostly in Campo de Ourique.

The first two buildings are marked on my map.

Some Brutalist architecture next!

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