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MAAT – Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology



MAAT New Building

MAAT – Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology launched in October 2016 as part of EDP Foundation’s long-lasting commitment to promoting culture. This international institution is dedicated to fostering critical debate discovery and critical thinking. 3000 square meters for exhibitions and events are spread over two impressive buildings. The older building is Portugal’s first Electric Power Station dating back to 1908. The former powerplant is a fine example of early 20th-century industrial architecture and was decommissioned in 1975. The site is pristinely preserved with all of the original machinery on display.

The newer building by contrast is an ultra-modern curvacious building that undulates along the riverfront. It was designed by British architect Amanda Levete and has become one more landmark building in Belém. The outer skin is made out of white glazed tiles and was inspired by the Portuguese tradition and heritage of using azulejo tiles. There's a stepped public space at the front and it's possible to walk around the grounds and even on top for great views over the Tejo river.

MAAT’s ambition is to present national and international exhibitions by contemporary artists, architects and thinkers. The programme also includes various curatorial perspectives on EDP Foundation’s private Art Collection, reflecting current subject matters and trends.
For up-to-date information about current exhibitions visit the MAAT website:

Wednesday – Monday: 10h00 - 19h00, Tuesday: CLOSED

Adult: €9.00, Concessionary: €6,00, Child under 12: FREE

Getting To The MAAT

28, 714, 727, 729, 751
Linha Cascais trains stop at the Belém Train Station from Cais do Sodré

Contact Details
Av. Brasília, 1300-598 Lisbon, Portugal.
38° 41' 45.4" N | 09° 11' 42.0" W | +351 210 028 128 |  Website
Tejo Electricity Power Station

Tejo Electricity Power Station