Avenida da Liberdade lisbon

Avenida da Liberdade

Avenida da Liberdade

Avenida da Liberdade is directly in the centre of Lisbon and has a wealth of history. “Liberty Avenue” is a 90 metre wide and 1100 metre long tree line boulevard, it starts at Marquis of Pombal Square and ends at Rossio square.

Avenida da Liberdade lisbon

The area was inaugurated in 1764 and the avenue as we know is was built  between 1879 and 1886 and modelled on the boulevards in Paris. The buildings along the boulevard include hotels, restaurants, offices from the late 19th through the early 21st centuries.

Avenida da Liberdade lisbon

A great example of the wonderful architecture is the VIP Eden Hotel, this Art Deco hotel. This old theatre was theatre was transformed into an hotel, preserving many of the architectural details. The hotel now boasts a rooftop swimming pool.

Avenida da Liberdade lisbonAvenida da Liberdade lisbon

The street has tree lined pedestrianised areas, with many open air cafes. During the summer months many of the cafes have live music and DJs.

Avenida da Liberdade lisbon Avenida da Liberdade lisbon

You can also find the tourist information shop and the fabulous cinema Sao Jorge, playing international films. The opposite side of the street you will find the Hard Rock Cafe to grab a well earned beer.

 Avenida da Liberdade lisbon

Avenida da Liberdade is a must visit in Lisbon.

 

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