Compared to some of the other more historic neighbourhoods, Marvila is a new, cool hub for locals and residents interested in urban art, entrepreneurship, innovation and craft beer!
Set away from the touristy neighbourhoods in Lisbon, Marvila has plenty to offer, including some really innovative properties for sale. Some years ago it was a forgotten area, associated with old sugar factories. Now, these big warehouse spaces have been turned into co-working areas, art galleries, restaurants, artisanal breweries and apartments.
Often compared to London’s Shoreditch before it exploded onto the scene or to New York’s Brooklyn, Marvila promises to be Lisbon’s next big thing, with numerous private and public investments reshaping and redefining this neighbourhood. One of the most impressive developments is the Hub Criativo do Beato start-up hub which upon completion will exceed Terminal F in Paris.
Marvila is a flourishing area that will be Lisbon’s next big tech hub, meaning that properties here have strong rental potential and will benefit from capital gains over the coming years.
With its entrepreneurial, industrial feel, Marvila is the place for young couples, creatives and entrepreneurs who will benefit from the area’s intellectual and creative vibe.
In recent years, Marvila has undergone significant infrastructure development, particularly in terms of transportation and public spaces. The neighbourhood is well-connected to the rest of Lisbon, with several bus and tram lines, as well as a major train station that serves regional and long-distance routes.
Marvila has also seen the development of several new public spaces, including the Jardim da Bela Vista, a large park that offers stunning views of the city and the Tagus River. The park includes a playground, sports facilities, and a concert venue that hosts regular events throughout the year.
In addition to these projects, Marvila has also seen the renovation of several historic buildings and the construction of various new residential and commercial properties.
The area has a long and diverse history, dating back to the Roman period when it was known as "Mouraria." In the 12th century, Marvila became an important industrial center, with mills and factories producing textiles, leather goods, and ceramics.
During the 18th and 19th centuries, Marvila continued to grow as a centre of industry, and it was also an important transportation hub, with a major train station and several ports. However, in the 20th century, Marvila experienced a period of decline as many factories closed down.
In recent years, there has been a revitalisation of Marvila, with new businesses, galleries, and restaurants opening up in the neighbourhood. Today, Marvila is a vibrant and diverse neighboruhood that retains much of its historic charm while also embracing new trends and cultural influences.
Besides the spacious art galleries, the area is known as Lisbon’s Beer District. Home to artisanal breweries such as Dois Corvos, Lince and Musa, one of the trendiest breweries where you can try many different beers while enjoying live music. Atelier Henrique Sá Pessoa is the creative studio of the 2 Michelin-star-chef, Henrique Sá Pessoa. It offers tailor-made dining experiences to pre-booked groups.
Try Lisbon’s most mysterious restaurant, Aquele Lugar Que Não Existe where it is forbidden to take pictures – you will definitely have an eccentric dining experience! Or, feast on Argentinian steak and dance the tango at the vibrant, El Bulo Social Club. As an Urban Art neighbourhood, stroll around the area to be delighted by so much talent and shop Lisbon’s vintage design scene on Saturday afternoons at Cantinho do Vintage.
7 mins' drive from the airport & 20 mins from Avenida da Liberdade.