Our architecture tours will disclose the city of Lisbon, which was one of the first truly global cities in the world. It is historically a place where cultures mingled having architecture and urban planning played an important role.We can name, amongst other examples, the monuments built in the Age of Discovery as well as the innovative Pombalino system used in the reconstruction of the city in the 18th century. Nowadays, Portuguese architecture continues its non-stop dialogue between heritage and the contemporary, through the works of Portuguese architects such as Siza Vieira, Souto de Moura, Carrilho da Graça, Aires Mateus, and international ones like Mendes da Rocha, Renzo Piano, Vittorio Gregotti, and many others. Let us show you the Lisbon architecture, the Cascais architecture and others located in its vicinity, as well as the south of Portugal. Since 2005, Cultour has been organizing architecture tours for individuals and groups in Porto, Lisbon and throughout all of Portugal, ensuring technical and scientific rigor. We intend to meet your interests in architecture visits such as: trips on specific themes, lectures, meetings with stakeholders, architecture walking tours, bike tours or any other specific requests.
Our architecture tours, which are always conducted by local professional architects, can be held in Portuguese, English, German, French, Spanish and Italian.
Cristina Emília R. Silva
Cristina Emília R Silva holds a degree in architecture from Coimbra University, Portugal. A Ph.D. from the Faculty of Architecture of Porto, 2016, with a thesis entitled “The international Dissemination of Portuguese Architecture 1976 – 1988”. Is also Author of many articles and lectures. Was invited as an assistant professor at the Faculty of Architecture of Porto in 2018/2019. Worked with the renowned architect João Álvaro Rocha, and continues on working as an independent architect together with Alberto Montoya. Co-founder and partner of Cultour, 2004, a company that is focused on the disclosure Portuguese contemporary architecture, respecting and valorizing its quality.
João Paulo Correia
Joao Paulo Esteves Correia de Menezes, from Porto, concluded in 1995 a degree in Industrial Engineering and Management. He worked in the area of planning and investment management of municipal and metropolitan, concluding in 2001, the MBA in Business Management by the EPO and ESADE. He was part of multidisciplinary teams in developing plans. He participates consistently in institutional forums in Tourism. He founded in 2005, with Cristina Emilia Ramos and Maria da Conceição Silva Melo, the company Cultour.
Maria da Conceição Melo
Born in Maia, Porto district, concluded in 1984 the course of Architecture at the School of Fine Arts (Porto). Was a student of Fernando Távora, Álvaro Siza and other architects that, in the 1980s, founded the pedagogical principles of the discipline that would become the School of Porto. Her areas of practice include urban planning, main discipline of the master's degree completed in 1995 at Faculties of Architecture and Engineering, University of Porto. Founded this company in 2005 with Cristina Emília Ramos Silva e João Paulo Menezes Correia.
Image creditsImage 1: Ana Aresta, Image 2: Casa das Histórias, Eduardo Souto de Moura, Cascais, Luís Ferreira Alves, Image 3: Thalia Theater, Gonçalo Byrne and Patrícia Barbas and Diogo Lopes, Lisbon, Daniel Malhão, Image 4: Lisbon School of Music, Carrilho da Graça Arquitectos, Lisbon, MR, Image 5: Portugal Pavilion | Álvaro Siza Vieira | Lisbon | © Ana Aresta, Image 6: © Sven Klöcker, Cultour, Image 7: Wastewater Treatment Plant | Frederico Valsassina, Manuel and Francisco Aires Mateus| © Sven Klöcker, Cultour, Image 8: Cruise Terminal (2017) | Carrilho da Graça | © Ingrid Murer, Cultour, Image 9: © Cultour