RUA DAS PORTAS DE SANTO ANTAO
A lively pedestrian street
Leading up from behind the National Theater is Rua das Portas de Santo
Antão, a lively pedestrian-only street known for its seafood
restaurants. Even if you are not a fan of seafood, look out for the eye-catching tanks filled with gigantic lobsters by the windows. Most of the restaurants
have outdoor seating.
It is also the location of the classical Coliseu dos Recreios, the Lisbon Coliseum, opened in 1890 as a circus, and today a concert venue.
At number 58 is the Casa do Alentejo, a peculiar 17th century building worth dropping into. It serves as a meeting place for people from the Alentejo province, and has an attractive Moorish courtyard and a restaurant filled with tile decoration.
All the way at the end of the street is the Elevador da Lavra, the world's first ever funicular, powered by water when it opened in 1884. It leads to Jardim do Torel, a garden viewpoint off the beaten tourist path.
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How to Visit
How: Metro - Restauradores Station
Square - Large busy square.
Avenida da Liberdade - The city's main avenue.
Rossio Square - Lisbon's elegant main square.
Figueira Square - Busy square and transporation hub.
São Domingos Church - A church marked by tragedy.
Rossio Station - A monumental train station.
Rua Augusta - The city's main shopping street.
Santa Justa Elevator - An Eiffel Tower-like landmark with views over the city.
Marquês de Pombal Square - A roundabout dedicated to one of the city's historical figures.
Edward VII Park - The city's largest park.