Charters de Almeida
La ville imaginaire (1997)
Gift of Metropolitanos de Lisboa
Public art collection of the City of Montréal
Location: outside the station
As part of a cultural exchange program, the métro company of Lisbon, Portugal presented this 19-metre-tall sculpture as a gift to the Montréal métro. The huge work was installed in 1997 on Île Sainte-Hélène, a few minutes’ walk from the station.
Did you know?
Lisbon has given other works of art to the métro systems of Brussels, Budapest, Mexico City, Paris, Santiago, São Paulo, Tokyo, and Washington.
About the artist
Born in Lisbon in 1935, sculptor Charters de Almeida has created numerous works of public art in Portugal and around the world. His work in Montréal paid homage to the 30th anniversary of the métro and Expo 67, as well as the city’s vibrant Portuguese community.