The area surrounding Avenida de Liberdade is one of the most privileged in Lisbon, characterized by award-wining architecture, baroque palaces and intricately patterned pavements. The Champs-Elysees of Lisbon, its majestic 90-metre-wide boulevard divides 10 lanes of traffic with beautiful pedestrianized walkways of tall trees, fountains and statues. It is here, behind art-nouveau facades, that the likes of Cartier, Chanel and Louis Vuitton have their homes. The cluster of leading luxury brands draws a high influx of tourists, and during the day, the streets bustle with well-dressed shoppers and a chic international set. After dark, the lack of bars and restaurants transforms it into a haven of hush. The world’s 35th priciest avenue, Avenida de Liberdade stretches down a gentle slope that ends with the buzzing commerce hub of Baixa, and the impressive 25 hectare Eduardo VII Park, one of Lisbon’s great gardens.
In terms of transport, Avenida de Liberdade could not be better served. There are three Lisbon Metro stations along the avenue and endless bus and tram routes, although you’d be forgiven for wanting to walk just about everywhere.