The low-key design district
Originally an industrial area due to its proximity to the shipyards, this district has been branded in 2005 the Santos Design District and has become a creative residential area. Since its renovation, Santos has been enjoying a thorough rebirth. Situated between Cais de Sodré and Alcântara, it has attracted the attention of architects and artists, bringing innovative concepts of living, design and art.
A successful alliance between the charm of traditional architecture and striking new builds are part of this district’s identity. Populated by Lisbon’s upper-class, the property market here has a strong potential for growth. Santos is home of landmark French Embassy backing the pink Santos-o-Velho Church, Ancient Art Museum, some of the nicest viewpoints overlooking Tejo River and iconic 25 April Bridge, cosy and intimate restaurants and cafes, and many beautiful architectural pieces. To this end, the revival of neighbouring Cais de Sodré, made this area one of the city’s trendiest spots to both live and work.