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Avenida da Liberdade

Establishment neighborhood
One Palácio da Anunciada
R. das Portas de Santo Antão 112-134, Avenida da Liberdade
The One Palácio da Anunciada is one of those gorgeously decrepit sixteenth-century palaces that’s had a contemporary vibrancy breathed back into its hallways—while maintaining the integrity of its past. The grand blush marble staircase that sweeps up from the ornate lobby feels all of 400-plus years old, but the guest rooms belong to 2019. Big beds, bigger bathrooms, and Nespresso machines fill the cool, creamy interiors. The spa area is small but mighty with stellar massages and facials on offer alongside an indoor plunge pool and a steam room. High up at the hotel’s crown is the real reason you came here. The hotel’s outdoor pool seems to hover above the city—a rare indulgence in the capital. The surrounding daybeds make the perfect vantage point from which to take in the detailed azulejo (tin-glazed, ceramic tilework) cladding and frescoes on the surrounding buildings.
Shopping on Avenida de Liberdade
Avenida de Liberdade
What Rodeo Drive and Michigan Avenue are to Los Angeles and Chicago, Avenida de Liberdade is to Lisbon—except, because it's Lisbon, you'll get to soak in some beautiful 19-century architecture along the way. In addition to Gucci, Cartier, and Carolina Herrera—among many others—you'll also walk by Fashion Clinic (where you can find (Stella McCartney, Isabel Marant, Prada, etc.), located along the more than half-mile stretch, which connects Restauradores Square to Marquis of Pombal Square.
Fashion Clinic
180 Av. Liberdade, Avenida de la Libertad
One of Portugal's only department stores, Fashion Clinic has floor space devoted to all the major designers (Stella McCartney, Isabel Marant, Prada, etc.), making it an indispensable part of Lisbon's fashion scene, if not necessarily known for showcasing Portuguese designers. Though the store has been in existence since the '90s, it got a major revitalization when it was purchased by Portuguese businesswoman Paula Amorim in 2005. Leave some time to check out the well-curated lifestyle section, which stocks everything from Diptyque candles to Smythson notebooks.
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