Drapeau de l'Union européenne ©  photographe Mauro Bottaro, Union européenne, 2016


Press Centre

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Press Centre - Lisbon

Centro Cultural de Belém

The Press Centre is located in the Centro Cultural de Belém (CCB) in Lisbon, headquarters of Portugal’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union. This building, designed by architects Vittorio Gregotti (Italy) and Manuel Salgado (Portugal), has been classified as a public interest monument since 2002. The CCB is made up of a temporary exhibition centre, housing the Berardo Museum, a module with two multipurpose rooms, two auditoriums and a meeting centre, and it hosted Portugal’s first Presidency of the Council of the European Union in 1992.

Press Centre - CCB, Lisbon

Opening hours

29 June: 12h00 - 19h00

30 June: 13h00 - 21h00

Accreditation Centre - CCB

Opening hours

Working days from 08h00 to 13h00


Praça do Império, 1449 – 003 Lisboa, Portugal

210128Psb 95


Located around nine kilometres from Lisbon's city centre, the headquarters of Portugal’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union is in Belém, a riverside area in the capital, where some of the most frequently visited monuments and museums in the city are to be found, such as the Monastery of the Hieronymites (Mosteiro dos Jerónimos) – UNESCO World Heritage – and the Tower of Belém. The area is served by a number of transport networks.


  • 727 - from Restelo to Roma–Areeiro station (the Marquês de Pombal exit connects with the 783 and 744 buses that serve Lisbon Airport);
  • 728 - connects Restelo and Avenida dos Descobrimentos (the Cais do Sodré exit connects with the number 1 bus to the airport and gives access to the Metro's Green Line, intersecting with the Red Line which stops at the airport);
  • 729 - connecting Algés and Bairro Padre Cruz;
  • 751 - connecting Mosteiro dos Jerónimos and Campolide Station.


  • 15E – connecting Algés and Praça da Figueira
  • 18E – connecting Belém and Cais do Sodré


  • Oeiras/Cascais Line – station 800 metres away 


  • Belém/MAAT – connecting with Trafaria (approximately 15-minute walk)



Apart from the reserved spaces for duly accredited outside broadcast and technical vehicles, Portugal’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union does not provide any parking spaces.

However, there is a paid car park in the CCB and free car parks that are easy to access in the vicinity of the Centro Cultural de Belém. 


For further information on access to the CCB, please go to https://moovitapp.com 

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Description of the Press Centre

The Press Centre for Portugal’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union provides: 

  • workspaces with broadband internet, fixed telephone and power sources;
  • TV and radio booths; 
  • wireless internet connection;
  • multipurpose equipment (printer/photocopier and scanner);
  • CCTV;
  • a rest area and an area for snacks and coffee.

It is important to note that, due to the pandemic, access to the Press Centre may be subject to partial or total restrictions in order to ensure the best possible safety conditions.