Avenidas Novas, the twentieth century district
In this district you will find interesting architecture, good restaurants and shopping centers
The city's expansion in the twentieth century spread to the north, moving away from the Tagus river, which resulted in residential and commercial areas along wide avenues - Avenidas Novas. This district area consists of flat paved avenues, wide traditional sidewalks and formal architecture.
Avenidas Novas is the city's business center. The streets are filled with executives at lunchtime.
In this area you will find the characteristic "Bairro Azul", a residential area of 1930s carachterized with Art Deco buildings, the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum - a cultural center where you can visit exhibitions, enjoy concerts or simply stroll in the gardens. If you want to shop, this area also locates El Corte Inglés, ideal for those looking for prestigious brands and quality products.