Recently opened to the public, the Panteão dos Almeida, the Pantheon of noble family Almeida that played a major role throughout the Portuguese History, is a landmark of this charming city by the Tagus River. Placed within the Church of Santa Maria do Castelo, this is also an outstanding example of architectural intervention. Winner of the Loop Design Awards 2022 in the categories “People´s Choice Award 2022” and “Interior | Exhibition & Museum”, this project has the signature of Lisbon-based architects spaceworkers.
The Pantheon displays the memories and the feats of one of the most influencing families of the Portuguese History. It houses several tombs, but the most impressive ones are the tombs designed in flaming Gothic style. Visitors can also contemplate a 15th century retable structure; Hispano-Moorish tiles and examples of frescoes or wall paintings dating from the 16th century.
This project of reversible architecture with minimalist features was conceived ir order not to touch the imposing nature of this National Monument. Henrique Marques and Rui Dinis, the architects in charge of this extraordinary project, have created a flexible structure that can be changed anytime. The visitor has the feeling of being led through an immersive transparent path with overlapping layers of present and past. A true masterpiece!
Opening hoursFrom Tuesday to Sunday:10:00 - 13:0014:00 - 18:00Closed on Monday and holidays, except on April 25th, June 10th and 14th and December 1st