Lisbon is the Portuguese capital, with a municipal population of around 560,000 people, while Lisbon Metropolitan Area (LMA) in total has around 2,8 million inhabitants. LMA has an Atlantic coast with circa 150 km and a riverbank area of 200 km, presenting a significant morphological variety and rich natural resources. It has an enormous environmental, economical and leisure potential to preserve and valorise. With more than two thousand years of history, it isn't difficult to find in Lisbon  diverse districts and monuments reflecting different periods in history, and events, many of them somehow connected with the Tagus River.

Tagus is a big river that rises in Spain and crosses Portugal from side to side until it flows in the Atlantic Ocean, near Lisbon, playing an imperative role in the cities’ military, social and economical development, serving as a defensive measure for the inhabitants, and as a great means of communication creating an open window for the new world’s yet to be discovered. It was by water that many populations arrived to make a new living and/or establish all kinds of contacts and negotiations. It was from the Tagus’ riverbank in Lisbon that most of the ships from the Portuguese expeditions left, including the famous Vasco da Gama departure to India, making the city one of the main points of commerce with Africa, India, the Far East and Brazil during the times of the discoveries. 

As an important part of the city landscape, nowadays the river offers leisure facilities (bars, restaurants and night clubs), cultural facilities (monuments and museums), as well as green areas for walking and cycling, all along with great weather conditions during most of the year.

With a big riverbank rehabilitation, first in 1998 for the world Expo, and then in 2010 specially directed to the areas of “Praça do Comércio” and “Belém”, we’re expecting the rise of even more touristic and cultural facilities connected with a range of new economic possibilities, continuing to make Lisbon a great destination for all purposes.

Members in Lisbon, Portugal

EGEAC Management of Facilities and Cultural Animation Enterprise, Lisbon, Portugal

EGEAC is a Lisbon Municipality’s public enterprise. Our main social object is to manage and preserve cultural heritage, as well as Theatres and Cinemas that belong to Lisbon City Hall; production of cultural actions and events, including festivals, shows, Festas de Lisboa (Lisbon Festivities with over 800.000 attendances), street events and other acts of the same nature.
Our main objective, is to be the leader company on the cultural development front of the city.

The main cultural equipments/activities managed by EGEAC are:

Castle of São Jorge:  967.225 visitors
Monument to the Discoveries: 131.775 visitors
Puppet Museum: 28.038 visitors
Fado Museum: 26.692 visitors
Municipal Theatre - Maria Matos : 27.893 visitors
Municipal Theatre - S. Luiz : 51.498 visitors
Cinema - São Jorge: 128.038 visitors
Lisbon Festivities:  over 2.000.000 attendances


Pedro Ressano Garcia, Architect

For the last ten years  Pedro's attention has been focused on researching the transformation of port cities and waterfront regeneration. After Masters and  PhD  his research is carried out at TERCUD – Territory, culture and development research centre. In his work in Lisbon, theory and practice are combined in projects of architecture and urban design.


Lisbon - Sunday 23rd to Friday 28th March 2014

Graduate students from the fields of architecture, planning and landscape will come to Lisbon from various countries. Students and tutors will be organized in groups of six persons to work together for a week in Cascais (near Lisbon). Rivers of Opportunities workshop is held in Lisbon from Sunday 23rd to Friday 28th March 2014. »»

Waterfront Regeneration in Lisbon - 2014

After a period of two years, the redevelopment works of Avenida da Ribeira das Naus are concluded in Lisbon. The new space was inaugurated on the 13th of July by the Mayor of Lisbon, being now possible for residents and visitors to enjoy a new leisure area on the city waterfront. »»

Back on the Banks of the Tagus exhibition

The second edition of the photo exhibition Lisbon on the Banks of the Tagus is on display at the Monument to the Discoveries till 9th September 2012. »»

The project Tagus Platform

The project Tagus Platform raises questions about how to think about the transformation of the city and port. Is it an opportunity for the city to reconnect with the river? Or is it an opportunity to urbanize land adjacent to the port city? »»

Lisbon on the Banks of the Tagus

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Centenary of the Republic

Organised by ‘Frente Tejo’, integrated in the celebration of the Centenary of the Republic between 01-05 of October (21:00 – 24:00), in Praça do Comércio, Lisbon will be presented with multimedia time travelling trip, simulating some of the great moments that marked the history of the city and Portugal: the earthquake; the birth of Republic; facts of personalities from politics and culture. »»