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.
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Opened in 1748, the Aqueduto das Águas Livres supplied drinking water to Lisbon until the 1960s. It is possible to walk across a section of the aqueduct, though you may need a 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, namely Parque Eduardo VII with its impressive views and Gulbenkian, one of the best museums of fine arts in Portugal.