Álvaro Siza Itinerary

The Álvaro Siza Itinerary includes four works by this architect, distributed between Matosinhos and Leça da Palmeira, providing an experience of the place that values direct experience, recognition of the context, ideas and intentions of the author. This itinerary is aimed at an audience interested in architecture, professionals and non-professionals, who want to combine the cultural side with the recreational one, enjoying a complete experience of accessing some of Álvaro Siza's works.
Learn more about the work of this architect, winner of the Mies Van der Rohe Prize in 1988, the Pritzker Prize in 1992 and distinguished with the RIBA gold medal in 2008 and 2009, among other recognitions.

 
Boa Nova Tea House
Can you imagine a building that one time is hidden, and another revealed among rocks, in a close articulation with the sea? This is one of the most emblematic works of the architect Álvaro Siza, winner of the Pritzker prize and the most recognized Portuguese architect. Classified as a National Monument, the Boa Nova Tea House is one of the first works by the architect, having become an ex-libris in international architecture guides.

Tuesday to Saturday | 10 am | 1h

Leça da Palmeira Swimming Pool
A sensorial labyrinth that takes us to a swimming pool inserted in the natural landscape. A route that begins as an element of urban landscape and culminates in the unavoidable Leça da Palmeira swimming pools. Siza draws two saltwater tanks, defined by the rocks previously existing in the place, joined by concrete plans. A unique experience of relationship with the sea at its fullest.

Monday to Sunday | 10 am – 06 pm | 1h


Quinta da Conceição Swimming Pool
On this visit we will get to know the Quinta da Conceição Swimming Pool, a work signed by the architect Álvaro Siza in 1965. Addressing the relationship between teacher and student, from Fernando Távora, who designed the tennis pavilion in the same place, to Álvaro Siza, this is an opportunity to get to know the work of these architects up close, located in one of the most idyllic ancient rural proprieties in Matosinhos.

Monday to Sunday | 9 am to 6 pm | 1h

Casa em Roberto Ivens
This building, cradle of the early years of Casa da Arquitectura, belonged to the family of architect Álvaro Siza, who signed its rehabilitation project. This is a work that allows us to travel back to the architect's childhood, from the pavilion he designed at age of 15 to his decisions as a young architect. In this house we witness a harmonious dialogue between the old and the new, guided by the very particular sensitivity of Álvaro Siza.

Monday to Sunday | 9 am to 6 pm | 1h

Participants: min.5 - max. 25
General Public: 5€
Discounts:
Under 12 years old: free entrance
Casa Friend Card: discount 10%
Students / 65+: 2,5€
Group Visits:
Schools / sociocultural associations: 2,5€

Booking at least 5 days in advance through the email visitas@casadaarquitectura.pt or the form (available at the top of this page).
Number of participants subject to change according to the Portuguese Health Authorities guidelines. For each group is offered the entrance of a teacher /attendant.

GENERAL PACK
This pack allows you to enjoy a special price on visits oriented to the entire Siza Itinerary, as well as to Casa da Arquitectura and its exhibitions. This is a complete experience with full access to the circuit of guided visits of Casa da Arquitectura, with the possibility of scheduling up to 5 visits for one day:
Boa Nova Tea House
Quinta da Conceição Swimming Pool
House at Roberto Ivens Street
Leça da Palmeira Swimming Pool
Casa da Arquitectura Exhibitions
Real Vinícola Quarter
Tuesday to Saturday | 10 am to 6 pm
Participants: min. 10 - max. under request
General Public: 25€
Discounts:
Under 12 years old: free entrance
Casa Friend Card: discount 10%
Students / 65+: 12,5€
Group Visits:
Schools / sociocultural associations: 12,5€

Booking at least 5 days in advance through the email visitas@casadaarquitectura.pt or the form (available at the top of this page).
Number of participants subject to change according to the Portuguese Health Authorities guidelines. For each group is offered the entrance of a teacher /attendant.

  • Casa de Chá da Boa Nova © Casa da Arquitectura

  • Piscina das Marés © Casa da Arquitectura

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