The most notable attraction in Avenida da Liberdade is Avenida da Liberdade itself. This boulevard, built in the 19th century in the style of the Champs-Elysees in Paris, is the main avenue of the city. It runs north for a 1.6 km, from Restauradores Square to Marquês de Pombal Square, and is more than 90m wide. An elegant avenue with fountains, café tables shaded by trees, as well as a cobblestone pavement decorated with unique patterns.
A few of the original mansions have been preserved, and many are outstanding from an architectural standpoint. In this avenue, there is also a monument to homage the Heroes of the Great War, a tribute to the 50 000 Portuguese soldiers who fought in World War I.
This is also the site of the city's grander hotels and designer shops, including names like Louis Vuitton, Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, Versace, Tods, Burberry, Hugo Boss, Miu Miu, among others.
A monument to the Marquis of Pombal was erected in the center of the square. The statue represents the Marquess of Pombal, governor of Lisbon between 1750 and 1777. He is depicted standing next to a lion, a symbol of power and leadership.
After the great earthquake of 1755, was then Minister of the reign of D. José I, Marquês de Pombal, the figure who headed the planning and magnanimous reconstruction of the Portuguese capital.
This square has been the scene of playful and political events since the early twentieth century, among them decisive events that led to the Proclamation of the Portuguese Republic on October 5, 1910.
The square is surrounded by several corporate headquarters of important companies, including the largest Portuguese banks and some of the most famous 5-star hotels in the world.
Praça dos Restauradores is a square in the central Baixa region of Lisbon. Around the square are a number of the city's most iconic buildings, including the Italianate pink façade of the Palácio Foz and the Teatro Eden and Condes Cinema buildings, both fine examples of Art Deco architectural style.
At the center of the plaza towers a 30-meter-high white obelisk, built to commemorate Portugal’s fight to regain independence in the 17th century after 60 years of Habsburg rule. On entering the plaza, the visitor’s eye will be drawn to the baroque façade of the Palácio Foz.
Next to the Palácio Foz, immediately opposite the Condes Cinema is the Elevador da Glória, the most celebrated of Lisbon’s three funiculars. The iconic yellow cars have been transporting passengers up the hill linking Praca dos Restauradores to the Bairro Alto since 1885.
The Teatro Eden building is a classic example of Art Deco at its best. Opened as a theatre and cinema for silent films in 1931, the theatre was a popular venue.
One of Principe Real landmarks, the Ribeiro da Cunha Palace, Neo-Arabic building from the nineteenth century, is also a real "Embassy" of the best things done in Portugal. You only need to take a peek to marvel at the imposing staircase. It is impossible to resist entering. Each room is a different store, bringing together a number of brands and national artists focused on Portuguese design, crafts, fashion, and culture. And there is even a gin bar and terrace in the old garden of the palace, which attracts locals and tourists from around the world.
The atmosphere is cosmopolitan, resulting in a meeting point for people and experiences, tradition and modernity, which contributes, and a lot, to the revitalization of local shops at Principe Real.This shopping gallery, in a palatial neo-Moorish building from the 1800s, had its rooms divided into several shops. They number over a dozen, all combining tradition, creativity and innovation in design and fashion, mostly from Portuguese designers.
The Eduardo VII Park is a public park in Lisbon. The park occupies an area of 26 hectares to the north of the Avenida da Liberdade and the Marquês of Pombal Square, in the center of the city.
Its name pays homage to Edward VII of the United Kingdom who visited Portugal in 1902, to strengthen the relations between the two countries. Until that visit, its name was Liberty Park.
Within the area of the Park are the Carlos Lopes Pavilion, and the Estufa Fria (a 1.5-hectare greenhouse garden). On the northern tip of the park is a flagpole where the present largest Flag of Portugal of the world is usually flown.
The Lisbon Book Fair is annually in June at the Eduardo VII, in early September there is a hype electronic music festival called Lisb-On, and in December, this park turns into Winter Wonderland.
This lovely theatre opened in 1924 as a movie theatre (when films were still silent), but a few years later it also staged plays and ballet. Today it's the stage for all kinds of events, from stand-up festivals to concerts, ballet, film, jazz, opera, plays & orchestral music, but mainly for theatre.
Designed by architect Raul Lino, Cine-Teatro Tivoli quickly established itself as a modern space with unique characteristics and the ability to meet the needs of lovers of different artistic and cultural events. Its neoclassical style, with its accentuated shapes and black-tiled dome-shaped roof, lent it the very personality of French theaters, giving Av. Da Liberdade a taste of Parisian boulevard, already foreseen by its gardens.
In the neoclassical building, with its black tile dome, there is also a restaurant and a luxury boutique with a separate entrance. Constantly renovated, the Tivoli has remained at the forefront, becoming a symbol of the city and the avenue.
The most emblematic cinema in Lisbon. A cinema that lives the present, does not forget the past and projects the future. Built in the late 1940s by the Anglo-Portuguese Cinema Society and designed by architect Fernando Silva, Cinema São Jorge was inaugurated in 1950. An innovative and bold building that won him the unanimous award of the Municipal Architecture Prize that year.
Throughout the year at Cinema São Jorge you have French, Italian, Portuguese and plenty of international cinema festivals. It’s an emblematic place in Avenida da Liberdade with trendy movie choices, eclectic people and a great cosmopolitan environment.
Ascensor do Lavra is the oldest cable car in Lisbon still in use. This tram is not yet widely known by tourists, and it is definitely worth a ride! At the end of Rua das Portas de Santo Antão, Lavra Funicular is less touristy than Glória Funicular, not far from it on the opposite side of Restauradores.
At 188 meters this route is the shortest ride with any cable tram in Lisbon, and with an average gradient of 22.9%, it is also one of the steepest tracks. The wagons were initially driven by gravity, using water and counterweight. In 1915 the wagons were converted to be powered by steam.
Still, it offers a fun ride climbing up Calçada do Lavra. Once there, the tiny park, known as Jardim do Torel, is just a short walk away. It offers great views of Avenida, Baixa and Príncipe Real neighborhoods. Opened in 1884, Lavra is Lisbon’s oldest funicular, the first one to help make the city’s hills a little more manageable.
Beat the heat of Lisbon with unparalleled panoramas and excellent cocktails in one of the best rooftop bars in Lisbon. Sip a mojito and enjoy a sophisticated yet relaxed atmosphere from live music and DJs to exciting events at Sky Bar Tivoli Lisboa.
Located in the heart of Avenida da Liberdade, you can enjoy river views, the 25th of April bridge, and breathe the city from another perspective in a trendy cosmopolitan hotel.
With St. Jorge's Castle to your left, the River Tagus and the Arrábida Mountains as the backdrop and the Lisbon skyline at your feet, the Sky Bar has some breathtaking views, and is the calling point for numerous celebrities, especially in spring and summer.
Known as the ideal spot for late afternoons, unique sunsets and warm nights, relax and have fun while you enjoy the sound of our resident DJ.
Being in the main artery of Lisbon, Avenida da Liberdade offers plenty of transport links.
From Avenida da Liberdade, you have metro stations in a walking distance, that will take you from northwest to southeast central Lisbon.
Public transport in Lisbon is very reliable and cost-effective with a single metro ticket costing as little as €1.50. If you are looking to travel further afield, then many flights operate daily from Lisbon Airport to EU and non-EU destinations. Find more about TAP Air Portugal STOPOVER programme HERE >
Much like any southern European country, Portugal offers a warm climate and Lisbon is no exception. No matter which month, Lisbon offers a mild climate.
In July/August you can expect the average temperature to reach a warm 24°C and the coldest average temperature in January of 11°C. November experiences the most rainfall in Lisbon, with the average reaching 128mm compared to July where you will only receive an average of 4mm of rain. In order to check the national weather forecasts feel free to see more HERE >
Among the cobbled streets of Avenida da Liberdade lays some of the trendiest places to shop. You will find popular high street shops like Zara, Mango, Prada, Miu Miu and Hugo Boss as well as boutiques from local prestigious designers.
If you are looking for designer shops then Lisbon certainly isn’t short of those. If markets are your thing, you have Time Out Market Lisboa closeby in Cais do Sodré offering a range of portuguese handmade and fresh products.
Being the capital city of Portugal, Lisbon is full of bars and restaurants to suit all tastes. Visit the beautiful Portuguese restaurants around the city to experience true Portuguese cuisine.
Among the variety of restaurants in Lisbon, you will also find Chinese, Indian and Italian restaurants as well as many cafes and takeaway food. Lisbon has everything when it comes to bars. Enjoy the relaxing atmosphere in one of the many beach bars or visit the upbeat clubs to experience the livelier Lisbon nightlife.
Located 7 kilometres from the capital, Lisbon Portela Airport is the main international airport in Portugal and is one of the largest in southern Europe. Because of its close location to Lisbon city centre, getting from the airport to Lisbon only takes around 15 minutes and is straightforward using a metro taxi or bus service.
Due to Lisbon's location, on the mouth of the river Tagus, it is blessed with 4 different coastlines. To the west of Lisbon, the Oeiras-Estoril-Cascais coastline offers calm sea and sandy beaches, perfect for those seeking a relaxing day. The Serra de Sintra coastline is situated to the northwest of Lisbon, this is made up of cliffs and offers beautiful unspoilt scenery. To the south of the city you will find the Costa da Caparica coastline, this is a large stretch of beautiful beaches, spreading to the western side of Lisbon and highly popular for surfing.
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