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Avenida da Liberdade

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Published 03/15/2017

Fodor's Review

In the Restauradores neighborhood, Liberty Avenue was laid out in 1879 as an elegant rival to the Champs Élysées. It has since has lost some of its allure: many of the late-19th-century mansions and art-deco buildings that once graced it have been demolished; others have been turned into soulless office blocks. There are, however, still some high-class hotels on the lower and midlevel sections, mixed in with international fashion outlets and the odd theater. Vehicles roar down both sides. It's still worth a leisurely stroll up the 1½-km (1-mile) length of the avenue, from Praça dos Restauradores to the Parque Eduardo VII, at least once—if only to cool off with a drink in one of the quiosque (refreshment kiosks) beneath the trees.

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Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal

Published 03/15/2017


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