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The parish of Avenidas Novas presents a configuration of streets that intersect in a perpendicular way, creating square blocks. The main avenues, which gave it its name - New Avenues literally -, start at the stately Avenida da Liberdade and Rotunda do Marquês de Pombal with Parque Eduardo VII and Avenida Fontes Pereira de Melo, passing by Praça Duque de Saldanha and heading towards Jardim do Campo Grande, along the Avenida da República and its adjacent streets.
As the capital expanded, Avenidas Novas became the axis of the city's northward expansion in the 19th century. From a residential area of art nouveau mansions built for the middle-classes, Avenidas Novas turned into one of the main business and commercial centres of Lisbon thanks to the existence of shopping centres galore, and also many established large companies in the different avenues around this area.
Despite the absence of historic sites, this area of town nonetheless draws a large number of visitors since it is home to several hotels and one of the city's greatest museums - the must-see Calouste Gulbenkian Museum.
Located on the west coast of Portugal, the capital of Lisbon offers the perfect lifestyle for anyone looking to live in a city but to also experience the relaxation of spending a day at the beach. This historic city offers plenty to see and do, some of the top restaurants and bars in Europe and so much more! Lisbon is easily accessible by air (Lisbon Portela Airport), train and car from all major cities in and around Europe.
The Algarve is continental Portugal’s southernmost region, bathed by the Atlantic sea at its western and southern borders. It was from the Algarve, at Sagres Point, that Prince Henry “The Navigator” launched the Portuguese Age of Maritime Discoveries in the mid-1400’s. Best known for its amazing soft climate, with plenty of sun throughout the year, this region’s very pleasant weather allows you to discover its gorgeous coastline against which the ocean presents itself with all colours available in the blue specter. Almost always calm and warm, it invites for a long swim or to try some nautical sports. Most of the 4 million tourists that travel to the Algarve each year enter through Faro’s Airport.
Lagos is a historic town located on the magnificent and vivid Western Algarve. A city with a rich maritime history and spectacular natural environment. Lagos is today one of the best holiday destinations in the Algarve.The proud Portuguese city of Lagos has cobbled streets, amazing restaurants and a very relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Lagos blends traditional Portuguese culture with golden beaches and new tourist attractions.
Santos is an elegant neighbourhood located in the Estrela parish. In the 18th century, it was home to mansions of the upper-classes, just as the Lapa neighbourhood. In this period, the nobility and the bourgeoisie chose these areas to settle in. Nowadays, many of the palaces are hotels, embassies or museums. Rua das Janelas Verdes is the street that mostly lives up to this heritage. It is home to one of Portugal's most important national museums - the National Museum of Ancient Art (MNAA) - located in a magnificent palace. Santos has also been assuming itself as the design district of Lisbon, hosting well-known décor stores, such as Paris-Sete, AR interiores, Re-Use, Roche Bobois, galleries, museums and artists' cooperatives. The district was officially branded as the Design District of Lisbon in 2005. Besides its artistic role, Santos also takes part in the political life of the country. It is home to the parliament of Portugal, hosting the emblematic Assembly of the Republic building.
The neglected child of central Lisbon, Anjos has been relishing a lively rebirth in recent years. Part of the old Lisbon in Avenida Almirante Reis - one of the most sought-after Lisbon neighbourhood for investment -, Anjos is known for its rough edges, economic activities and its multicultural ambience. The neighbourhood includes one of the city's most prominent late 19th-century Portuguese-style architecture. Gentrification is well underway, but it is balanced with a thriving activist and cooperative landscape.
Beja is located in the southern region of continental Portugal and is believed to have been founded around 400 b.c. by an ancient cell of celts that occupied most territories south of the Tagus river, such as the Alentejo and Setúbal regions. After being a part of the Roman Empire for 600 years and a part of the Arabic Caliphate for 400 years until 1162, the year in which the Christians took the city from Muslim occupation, Beja is now the county’s capital. The city remained small for the next centuries, although heavily destroyed by the Napoleonic invasions. From the 20th century onwards, some economic development was put in place with the building of new schools, judicial and commercial installations, including the new Beja International Airport in 2011.
Saldanha is located at the heart of Lisbon and combines the Central Business District with the surrounding shopping centres with a strong residential and cultural component. It is a popular area among those who seek to live in the centre of the city. Saldanha is one of Lisbon's newer neighbourhoods, having been founded in the mid-19th century by Duke João Carlos, only having been recognized after his death in 1922. Inspired by the cities of Paris and London, this neighbourhood’s heart lies in the Duke of Saldanha’s statue, as well as in the wide avenues and beautifully landscaped streets. The neighbourhood undertook a series of heavy constructions in the ’90s as private investors wished to give it a more modern and posh feel. They gave life to Atrium Saldanha, one of the biggest known buildings in the area today. What’s more, most of the buildings here were build post-WWI, adding a charming feel to the atmosphere and a Parisian feel to those who walk around Saldanha streets. Saldanha spoils investors with many luxury apartments and properties that have been refurbished and restored while keeping their traditional features. These make the area enticing for ex-pats wishing to move into Lisbon’s city centre.
Lapa and Estrela are predominantly residential areas with large houses and old palaces. It was in Lapa-Estrela that the Portuguese bourgeoisie and nobility decided to settle down in the 18th century. Since then, these Lisbon’s districts became famous among the city’s upper-class. The historic buildings were refurbished and are now home to many residents searching for tranquillity and a privileged location in Lisbon. Besides having remained one of the noblest areas of Lisbon, Lapa-Estrela is home to a large number of embassies, in particular of Austria, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Finland, Indonesia, Ireland, Luxembourg, Sovereign Military Order of Malta, Netherlands, Romania, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. Living in Lapa-Estrela, a neighbourhood that houses embassies, palaces, fountains and monuments, is to be surrounded by Lisbon's historic high society. These are one of the most charming neighbourhoods in Lisbon, also known for their impressive views, tree-lined streets and its selection of renowned restaurants and cafes. Although isolated from the hustle and bustle of the city, these districts are just a walking distance from the most central neighbours in Lisbon. These areas have changed very little over the years, preserving a consistent identity as one of the city's most privileged and prosperous neighbourhoods.
The Gulbenkian Museum is one of the world's great museums and one of Europe's unsung jewels. Located to the northeast of Eduardo VII Park, the museum is part of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and houses a splendid collection of Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Islamic, Asian, and European art. In 2001, it was extensively restored and modernized (many of its masterpieces were on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York).
The museum is surrounded by a garden - the Gulbenkian Garden - which is a prime example of Portuguese landscape architecture. The garden is ideal for all sorts of leisure and cultural activities. Walking around, you will also be able to explore the wide variety of flora.
Located at the centre of Avenidas Novas, Fonte Luminosa was built in 1940, when the world was at war and Lisbon was at peace. This fountain consists of a wide basin into which water flows from the top platforms, as well as a number of statues, being them Triton on a horseback and four mermaids.
The term "luminous fountain" refers to the nightly light display (15 minutes after sunset), but there are also other "water shows" every afternoon and evening. A few stairs go to the top of the monument, where you can enjoy a bird's eye view of the fountain and the boulevard in front of it.
The Campo Pequeno has been hosting Portuguese bullfights since 1892. This majestic neo-arabian building, built entirely of bricks, was refurbished in 2006 and now houses a museum dedicated to the history of bullfighting as well as a shopping centre beneath, with a movie theatre and restaurants galore. The price to enter the arena is 3€ and to assist the bullfights, tickets start at 15€ to 80€.
Part of the Museum of Lisbon, which is a multi-branched museum that comprises 5 spaces - Pimenta Palace, Roman Theatre, Saint Anthony Museum, Casa dos Bicos and the West Tower - the Pimenta Palace is a historical palace in Campo Grande, named after this owner, Manuel Joaquim Pimenta.
Although the Pimenta Palace's history is not so known, it is still a fascinating example of 18th-century suburban civic architecture. It's a baroque structure with a pilastered front and a column portal encircling the entrance. According to legend, King João V commanded the palace's building for Madre Paula to live there, a nun from the Odivelas Monastery who was also his mistress. The palace was meant to be a venue for the King’s encounters with Madre Paula.
The museum was purchased by the Lisbon City Council in 1962, which renovated both the palace and the gardens, turning it into Lisbon’s headquarters in 1979. The palace houses a broad variety of artistic expressions that illustrate Lisbon’s story from the beginning.
Bordalo Pinheiro Museum opened in 1916 and exhibits over 3,000 prints, 900 pictures, and 1200 ceramic works influenced by popular culture. The museum has established itself as the ideal location for anybody who appreciates Bordalo Pinheiro's distinctive characteristics, one of Portugal’s most iconic cartoonists.
The Bordalo Pinheiro Museum is located in Campo Grande, and gathers pieces of Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro's life and work. It also houses a permanent display divided into numerous hubs and galleries, each with a particular focus: self-portraits, 'Zé Povinho,' ceramics, multimedia, and even testimonials.
If you're looking to invest in Portuguese property, you've come to the right place. The property market in Portugal continues to go from strength to strength, with now being a great time to purchase home here. European buyers flock here every year, but the Golden Visa scheme allows people from further afield to get their hands on Portugal real estate. This gives overseas buyers the right to live, work and study anywhere within the European Union.
Located at the heart of Lisbon, Avenidas Novas offers good transport links. The metro stations of Entrecampos, Campo Pequeno, Saldanha, Picoas, Parque, Marquês de Pombal or São Sebastião can get you anywhere in central Lisbon. There are also frequent trams and buses passing by through the day that can take you from northwest to southeast central Lisbon.
Monumental, the Centro Comercial do Campo Pequeno, and the Saldanha Residence are just a few of the shopping malls that merge into the ambience of Avenidas Novas. Nearby also lies the huge El Corte Inglés mall, Lisbon's only free-standing full-range store. It sells high-quality items such as designer apparel, furnishings, and gourmet food.
Located 7 kilometres away 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 is straightforward using a metro taxi or bus service. Lisbon Portela Airport is the nearest airport to Avenidas Novas. It takes around 40 minutes via tube if you take metro stations in Entrecampos, Campo Pequeno, Saldanha, Picoas, Parque, Marquês de Pombal or São Sebastião.
Similar to the other southern European countries, Portugal typically tends to see warm temperatures and nice weather conditions throughout the whole year. Santos has a mild climate. You can expect to find 25°C during the summer months and, as the colder months start to creep in, the temperatures will drop to around 11°C. November is the month that sees the most rainfall, which can be around 128mm on average.
Restaurants & Bars
There is food for all tastes and shapes in Avenidas Novas, but the neighbourhood is known as the home of Eleven, one of Lisbon’s top restaurants, and famous for top-notch Mediterranean cuisine. Both José Avillez’ Belcanto and Henrique Sá Pessoa’s Alma, also Michelin stars, are located nearby, in the Chiado area. Other restaurants, bars and cafés around Avenidas Novas which also are a must-try include:
– Choupana Café
– My Mother’s Daughters
– O Talho
– The Green Affair
Lisbon is located by the Tagus river, hence has different beach coastlines nearby. To the west of Lisbon lies the Oeiras-Estoril-Cascais coastline, where there are beautiful sandy beaches, blessed with a calm sea in the summer months. You can find the Sintra coastline in the northwest of Lisbon, which is made up of cliffs and embodies wild scenery, where you can truly immerse yourself in nature. The Costa da Caparica coastline is in the south of Lisbon and is sought-after for its wide-open beaches. This coastline comprises a large stretch of beaches, spread along to the western coast, highly popular among surfers all year long.