Since its inauguration in the 19th century, Avenida da Liberdade has been Lisbon's most charming thoroughfare. It combines ultimate sophistication with a life-style of its own.
Magnificent for its breadth and framed by its noble palaces, the Avenue showed its wildly creative and dominating spirit back in the 19th century, and quickly became the destination of choice for Portugal’s elite.
This spirit of progress gave birth to the buildings that now dominate the corner of Avenida da Liberdade and Rua Rosa Araújo, remarkable examples of the post-Pombaline style which is part of the city's character. The stone cornices, the metal balcony rails, the wooden staircases, the historical lift and the original ceilings are being carefully restored to preserve and enhance the legacy of its grand history.