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Electricity Museum Lisbon

Electricity Museum in Lisbon Portugal. Design by the french engineers.

Built between in 1914 and 1919, to respond to electrical demands of a growing Lisbon, this thermoelectric power plant was active until 1951. Remaining in reservation until 1975, when it was official closed down.

Today, almost a century since it was built it’s one of the most important architectural landmarks of Lisbon. Even built at the end of industrial revolution, it still had been built in some kind of “Victorian industrial architecture”. Iron, (ginger) bricks and pointed windows are all over.

Nowadays, in Portugal, it’s becoming hard to find some examples of this early XX century industrial buildings, even harder in such good preservation. Inside that’s a lovely museum, with original machinery and it host a art gallery.

The museum it’s in Belém, a very beautiful place in Lisbon as you can see “here”:http://www.lomography.com/magazine/locations/2009/03/26/belem-lisboa. With a excellent view of Tejo River and 25 de Abril bridge. The visit takes about one hour, and worth it.

written by pedrofelix


  1. vicuna


    Cool building, I like this kind of architecture...! :)

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  2. stouf


    Really great shots !

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  3. paper_doll


    last year, tmmluis wrote a lomolocation about this place. http://www.lomograph(…)city-lisbon
    is it possible to have two or more locations about the same place?

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  4. pedrofelix


    oooops. I didn't found it when i had searched for a similiar location. My bad. My apologies to tmmluis.

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  5. paper_doll


    i'm sure he doesn't mind. cool shots though :)

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  6. lucasjakobsson


    it is no problem to write about a location that has already been reviewed - different photos, different text, different style, the more locations the better!

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  7. tmmluis


    Hey, no problem! My pictures are better, though... haha :P

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  9. glenn

    excellent fotos! i like this. please like my photos too!

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