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Centro Português de Fotografia

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At the old Cadeia da Relação building you may find a contemporary photography exhibition from both Portuguese and foreign artists. The socio political exhibitions are the best ones. At the permanent exposition you’ll get a chance to see a great variety of cameras belonging to the Portuguese Photography Centre Museum (Centro Português de Fotografia – CPF). This grand former prison and courthouse was designed by Eugénio dos Santos, one of the architects who oversaw the rebuilding of downtown Lisbon after the 1755 Earthquake. It is a fine example of the style of the period, full of interesting architectural details, but also fascinating for the way spaces were designed for different classse of prisoners, who were divided up by not only sex and type of crime but also social status.



Address: Campo Mártires da Pátria
Opening hours: Tue-Fri 10am-6pm, Sat-Sun 3-7pm
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