This sector of the city often called « Avenidas Novas » is the actual traditional business centre of Lisbon with large avenues bordered with trees, linking in-town parks like Eduardo VII Park in the continuity of the avenida da Liberdade or the garden of the Gulbenkian Foundation which surrounds the museum of same name or pleasant green squares like Praça de Londres or Alameda. The Gulbenkian museum is a « must » of all types of art gathered by a distinguished collector Calouste Gulbenkian ; you must visit it, you will be surprised !
In this vast district, a couple of separate shopping areas : Saldanha, El Corte Ingles or the Avenida de Roma, each of them is very animated and busy with all facilities of a modern city : restaurants, shopping centres, cinemas… On-site you will find all commodities for your day-to-day shopping like a true “Lisboeta”, with groceries and bakeries around the corner.
One of the major asset of the place is its proximity to many types of public transportation, buses or metro lines take you to the historical centre in a 15 min ride. You are also at walking distance of the Entrecampos or Areeiro train stations and from there you can go and visit the royal city of Sintra or reach the other side of the Tagus River and its large white sand beaches.
Don’t forget cultural life with several cultural centres like the Instituto Franco Português or the Culturgest entertainment hall. Here are continuously programmed a mix of music, contemporary ballet shows and art exhibitions, and don’t miss the Portuguese bull fight corridas in the Campo Pequeno arenas a few blocks away.