Admiring outstanding art or going on a shopping spree
Uptown Lisbon is mainly a business and residential area dominated by large
20th century office blocks and apartment buildings.
While this may not
exactly attract tourist attention, these broad avenues are home to some
great museums, including the outstanding Gulbenkian.
It is also home to most of the city's shopping malls, including one of the largest in Europe, Colombo and the post-modern Amoreiras.
Around Saldanha Square are two other smaller malls facing Avenida da Republica, the location of one of the city's most attractive cafes, Cafe Versailles, and close to the acclaimed Anastacio Gonçalves Museum.
Farther away (best reached by taxi) is the delightful Fronteira Palace with its beautiful tilework and romantic gardens.
Also an impressive sight is the 18th century Aqueduct, considered one of the most remarkable hydraulic engineering achievements of all time.
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The area's top 3 sights: Calouste
Gulbenkian Museum, Fronteira
Don't forget to: Wander around and relax in the Gulbenkian Museum's delightful gardens between visiting the museum and its Modern Art Center.
Off the beaten path: The City Museum
Transportation: Use the metro or a taxi.
Recommended HOTELS: Fontana Park Hotel, Sheraton Lisboa & Spa, Tiara Park Atlantic, Dom Pedro Hotel
Recommended RESTAURANTS: Casa da Comida, Mezzaluna, Jardim dos Sentidos
MAP of Uptown Lisbon: Where to locate all of uptown's sights
Gulbenkian Museum - Treasures from the East and the West.
Anastacio Gonçalves Museum - A phenomenal personal decorative arts collection.
Medeiros e Almeida Museum - Outstanding private collection of fine arts.
Campo Pequeno - A monumental Moorish-style bullring.
The City Museum - The story of Lisbon's long history.
Arpad Szenes - Vieira da Silva Museum - The gallery of two great 20th-century artists.
The Aqueduct and Mãe D'Água Water Museum - An indestructible feat of engineering
Fronteira Palace - Private palace with beautiful gardens and spectacular tilework.
Broad squares, 18th century architecture, patterned pavements, popular
Bairro Alto & Chiado - Vibrant nightlife, picturesque streets, classic and alternative culture, chic shopping, restaurants
Belem - The Age of Discovery, grandiose monuments, museums
Alfama - Medieval maze, spectacular views, an imposing castle, the sounds of Fado
Uptown - Masterpieces and museum treasures, shopping malls
Parque das Nações - The 21st century by the Tagus; futuristic architecture