Avenidas Novas: the contrast between urbanism and history

Once the “Gateway” of Lisbon’s northern entrance, the Bairro das Avenidas Novas grew and gained a centrality that made it one of the most upscale residential areas in the capital. A neighborhood with a unique energy, which combines history, modernity and an excellent quality of life.

Seen as an elegant neighborhood, Avenidas Novas is known for its tree-lined streets, with facades and landscaped patios, in the Art Nouveau and Art Deco style, which coexist with modern apartments and wide avenues, creating an atmosphere very similar to that of the main arteries of other European cities such as Madrid, Berlin or Paris.

Away from the hustle and bustle of the tourist centers, but a step away from anywhere in the city, those who walk along these avenues will find old rehabilitated mansions that have accompanied the growth of this neighborhood and an active commerce that combines shopping centers with high street stores, giving them more personality.

With predominantly flat streets and lots of inviting bike paths for daily commutes or short walks to relax, Avenidas Novas is a neighborhood where you feel like being. In addition to easy accessibility, Avenidas Novas is a neighborhood with a very practical and functional urban life, with an environment very rich in school offer, as well as hospitals and services, which places it at the top of the preferences of families to live.

With many points of interest to visit, such as the iconic Bairro Azul and the monumental Praça de Toros do Campo Pequeno, which now also hosts numerous events and shows, this neighborhood is also known for the green areas that surround it. The gardens of Parque Eduardo VII, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, the recently opened Parque Ribeiro Telles, Arco do Cego and Campo Pequeno are just examples of outdoor spaces, which convey life and dynamism.