If you’re looking for a quiet place to recharge batteries while visiting Lisbon, see our recommendations for peaceful but centrally located hotels around the busy Marquês de Pombal roundabout, just outside the old town.
Browsing: Marquês de Pombal & Saldanha
Get to know Marquês do Pombal and adjoining neigbourhoods. Follow our guide to discover an area that has the largest park in central Lisbon, an impressive aqueduct, a museum with one of Europe’s richest art collections, as well as other, often overlooked, attractions.
Opened in 1748, Lisbon’s Águas Livres aqueduct supplied drinking water to Lisbon until the 1960s. Today, you can walk across a section of the aqueduct, though you may need a good head for heights.
Parque Eduardo VII is the largest park in central Lisbon. It has a formal garden design, and offers sweeping views over Praça Marquês do Pombal, Avenida da Liberdade and the River Tejo. The Park is home to the Michelin-Starred Feitoria restaurant.
Gulbenkian is an unmissable attraction in Lisbon. The Museum’s collection is of the highest quality, and covers an impressive range of periods and areas. For some Portuguese contemporary art, visit the Modern Art Centre. If you have the time, the Gulbenkian gardens are a great place for a picnic.
Avenida da Liberdade promoted the expansion of Lisbon northwards in the late nineteenth century. Today, a number of attractions can be found around this area: Eduardo VII Park offers an impressive view of Lisbon and Gulbenkian is one of Portugal’s best museums of fine arts.