The modern business and residential epicenter of Lisbon
Avenidas Novas - New Avenues - began to be born in the 19th century as a residential area of wide avenues for the bourgeoisie of Lisbon. It is still possible to find old palaces and solid monumental bourgeois buildings and mansions, as well as some of the best art-deco architectural landmarks.
Alameda, Bairro Azul, São Sebastião or Campo Pequeno are some of the calmest, most elegant and most spacious residential spots, especially when compared to the centre of Lisbon.
However, this is an area also known for its business and commercial side, where large national and international companies have their offices in modern buildings, which contribute to the high-frequency landscape of the area.
Many hotels, large and small shopping centres, such as El Corte Ingles or Monumental, local restaurants, cafés and pastries, such as the famous Versailles, also make this area boil.
It is also on the Avenidas Novas that some of Lisbon's biggest and most dazzling cultural landmarks can be found, such as the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation - a cultural centre with secret gardens, - the Border Palace, the Central Mosque, the Anastacio Gonçalves Museum or the iconic Parque Eduardo VII - which includes hot and cold greenhouses.
One of the most accessible areas in Lisbon, the Avenidas Novas represent a mixture of old and new, contemporary and historical, tranquillity and excitement, where everything serves to invite us to live the city more.