GREEN, CENTRAL AND HIGHLY CONVENIENT
As its name suggests, Amoreiras is a green and leafy neighbourhood, and lies between the formal Edward VII Botanical Garden and the sprawling Monsanto Forest Park, which is three times bigger than New York’s Central Park!
From this central and convenient location, it’s an easy walk to the neighbouring areas such as Rato and Principe Real, the city’s hipster districts; Baixa and Chiado, Lisbon’s main tourist hotspots; and Bairra Alto, her vibrant nightlife centre.
Historic areas like Alfama are also close by, as are Jardim da Bura and the Sao Jorge Castle, and are easily reached by bus, tram and Metro transport. Access to public transport will be even easier in the near future, as a new Metro station is planned on the very same city block as the LX Living development!
WHERE HIGH FASHION RUBS SHOULDERS WITH HISTORY
Amoreiras itself boasts an array of attractions, all within a very easy stroll of the site. These include the very popular retail destination, Amoreiras Shopping Centre with its three distinctive towers that dominate the skyline of the city.
Just a few hundred metres away, in complete contrast, you will find the tranquil Jardim das Amoreiras. This historic park, lined on one side by the impressive arches of an 18th century aqueduct and on the other by a silk factory from the same period, is also the site of the fascinating Mother of Water Museum, a stunningly beautiful indoor reservoir that served for decades as the source of the city’s water.
Amoreiras is also home to a number of international schools, including the city’s leading French school, the Lycée Français Charles Lepierre, making the area very popular with Lisbon’s large Francophone population.
Here you will also find the offices of blue-chip international corporates like Deloittes and Accenture –soon to be joined by the new Novo Banco head office – and many gleaming five-star hotels, like the neighbouring Dom Pedro, the Epic Sana, and the Ritz Four Seasons.
Extremely convenient access to the A2 and A5 motorways open up motor transport to the major traffic arteries of the country,nrunning north to Porto and south to the Algarve. The main Lisbon airport is just 15 minutes away.
Twenty minutes to the west are the riviera towns of Estoril, with its seven fabulous golf courses to choose from, and Cascais, with its, safe, sandy beaches. A little inland is Sintra, a resort town in an incredible national park that includes the Troia Peninsula, famous for its beautiful coastline and playful dolphins.