The urban ex-industrial hub
Located in the east, between Graça and the Park of the Nations (Parque das Nações) - 1998 EXPO site - Beato together with Marvila is one of the oldest districts of the city. This industrial zone, historically composed of former factories and warehouses, has given birth to new commercial spaces, art galleries and innovative hubs. Beato has turned into a trend-setting place without losing its identity and authenticity. There, the so-called “bairrismo” is still very much alive, especially during Arraiais de Santo António - typical festivity of Lisbon taking place every June. Some of the city’s most unusual offerings is to be found in Beato, such as parkour school, climbing centres, local craft beer factories, good food spots, Hub Criativo inaugurated by StartUp Portugal, and many more.
More importantly, this part is still a rather unexploited area of Lisbon and therefore offers many undiscovered prospects. With its wider streets compared to downtown Lisbon, spacious buildings, ever more intensive startup and entrepreneurial uprising, quite reasonable property prices, this cool Berlinish-like quarters of Lisbon are considered to be one of the most innovative urban hubs in the city, occupied by companies such as Mercedes Benz with its Digital Tech Hub, UNICER, Web Summit and more. If you are looking for the next coolest spots, keep Beato & Marvila in mind!