We are in one of Lisbon’s most expensive streets, Avenida da Liberdade. For people who enjoy urban history this boulevard is great to study. It started as a public park, then the need to expand the city saw the park transformed into a wide boulevard, the fountains and statues and some of the trees kept on the new layout. It was then, as it is now, an expensive part of town and the buildings on each side showed this perfectly. Now, the ones that survived the butchering done in the 90’s and onwards are an testament to the creative late 19th and early 20th Century architecture. This one, a neo arabic example from 1891 still stands and is now protected and classified so future generations can also enjoy its beauty.
Posted for Dan’s Thursday Doors