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Opening of the Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology

Another novelty on the ever-renewed riverfront. MAAT is undoubtedly a place to visit and discover.

People in front of MAAT on opening day

The highly anticipated opening of the Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (MAAT) is set to unleash a new era of artistic exploration and cultural enlightenment. This innovative institution promises to redefine the boundaries of traditional museums, thus offering visitors a unique and immersive experience.

With its curved shapes and 120 meters long, on the edge of Tagus river, the new building – designed by the British architect Amanda Levete – opened its doors today to the public. Its elegant lines and bold curves create a sense of movement and fluidity, reflecting the dynamic nature of the art and technology housed within its walls.

“The idea of this architecture is that the building does not collide with the landscape but otherwise it appears as a natural element giving the sense of continuity and leaving the view free to the city and the river,” says the architect, who adds that the goal was to create a space where people could come not only as a museum but as a public space where they can find themselves, in a time when communication happens mainly at distance”, she says. This, is more important than the buildings it selves. ”

What distinguishes this art museum?

One of MAAT’s most remarkable features is its rooftop terrace, which offers stunning views of the Tagus River and the city of Lisbon. This outdoor space is free and popular for watching the sunset.

In addition, MAAT’s opening hours are as follows:

– From Wednesday to Monday it is open from 10am to 7pm;

– Closed on Tuesdays and Dec 24 and 31 (from 3pm).

This is certainly an experience to enjoy in 2017. The future of art has arrived and is waiting to be discovered at the Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology. And in addition to exploring what MAAT has to show you, you always have the opportunity to discover it from a unique perspective with us.

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