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"Former Eden Cinema" Art & Architecture Tip by Willettsworld

Art & Architecture, Lisbon: 36 reviews and 77 photos


This wonderful Art Deco building was one of Lisbon's major cinema/theatre buildings and its imposing facade still dominates the main city square Praca dos Restauradores. It opened in 1931 and was designed by architects Cassiano Branco and Carlo Florencio Dias.
Across the top of the huge facade is a stone frieze depicting stylised actors performing before a film crew and cameras. Its facade also features intriguing vegetation in the former of palm trees and such like which is a little unusual.

Sadly this magnificent cinema closed in 1989 and lay unused for many years. It was used as a location in the Wim Wenders movie "Until the End of the World" (1991). In 2001 it was converted into a 134 room apartment hotel known as the Orion Eden Hotel.

Address: Praca dos Restauradores 24, Lisbon
Directions: Located throughout the city.

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Dec 5, 2010
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