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Torreão Nascente da Cordoaria Nacional

The Municipal Galleries (Galerias Municipais) are made up of five spaces without a permanent collection: Pavilhão Branco, Galeria da Boavista, Torreão Nascente da Cordoaria Nacional, Galeria Quadrum and Galeria Avenida da Índia. Their mission is to enhance the artistic environment in the city and to reflect contemporary culture, giving priority to joint projects, creating opportunities for dialogue between different representatives in the sector – local, regional and international artists and curators, in different stages of their careers.


Avenida da Índia
1300 – 299 Lisboa

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Opening Hours

Open everyday from 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 6pm

Closed on Mondays and January 1, May 1, December  25 and 31.


T: +351 213 646 128


Please contact the Municipal Galleries for further information

About the space

Installed in the Cordoaria Nacional (a former naval rope-making factory), this art gallery is a space where exhibitions and retrospectives of Portuguese artists are held, in addition to some international collaborations.

The building dates back to the 1770s when the Prime Minister at the time, Marquês de Pombal (Marquis of Pombal), decreed that the Royal Ropework Factory would be built on the land next to the São João da Junqueira Fortress. It has been denominated as a national monument since 1996.