Tea Room was planned and built (1958/63) during an important period of
transition in Portuguese architecture.
In fact, it was the outcome of a project which holds an excepcional position
in the architectonic career of Alvaro Siza himself.
The construction appears both on the land itself and in the mental path which
the observer needs to follow in order to understand it as something it goes
beyond... Beyomd the fragmented enclosure of the stairs,
passages and white halls, put togheder as a Kinf of lay- man's Calvary,
the "Stations of the Cross" that are
missing in the tradicional chapel located next door.