Santos is known for its design shops, it’s creative school, bars and nightclubs that make it traditional , funky and very lively at night. Behind Largo de Santos (Santos Square) are the narrow streets of the tiny and picturesque neighborhood of Madragoa, which, together with Alfama, was home to Lisbon’s fishwives and fishing community. Today it’s a neighborhood known for its traditional taverns and “petiscos” (tapas) restaurants, and for its many tiled facades..
Art enthusiasts and designers walk side-by-side in Santos, a neighborhood increasingly viewed as Lisbon’s design district.
Top 5 Attractions
National Museum of Ancient Art
A beautiful museum which is Portugal’s “National Gallery,” with masterpieces of Portuguese and European art, such as the famous St. Vincent panels and Bosch’s “The Temptation of St. Anthony” triptych.
A complex of former factories and warehouses turned into a creative hub, with small companies and trendy shops and eateries.
A museum that shows the influence of European culture in Asia and vice versa, after the arrival of the Portuguese in the East.
Santo Amaro’s Docks
A beautiful view and meals at any time of the day, in the shadow of the landmark 25 de Abril Bridge.
Senhor Vinho’s Restaurant
One of the most renowned Fado restaurants in Lisbon since 1975, where some of the greatest singers have performed.
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