Fun fact: Area of this hipster gathering place is actually a former 17th century industrial space.Now restored as a place for the cultural and artistic activities with also places for eating and drinking; LX Factory of Lisbon is where younger people enjoy the hip culture.
1Location of LX Factory
The hipster town of the Portuguese capital is on the way to Belém from the central Lisbon. Located just under the Ponte 25 de Abril, LX Factory resides in the Alcântara district. Open address for the place is Rua Rodrigues de Faria 103, Lisbon. To reach here, it is possible to use trams or buses. Tram no 15 and buses 714 and 727 stop at LX Factory. Train from Cais do Sodré to Alcântara is another option. By walking it takes around an hour to reach LX Factory from the city centre. The place is usually quite crowded so it might be a bad idea to go there with a car.
2History of LX Factory
Formerly a thread and fabric manufacturing site, LX Factory has been restructured as a trendy space after 2008. This 23,000 m2 of industrial area still has its manufacturing offices, but now it also is home to many shops, restaurants, bars and cafes.
Now that the area has a wide spectrum of offerings, tourists from all over the world visiting Lisbon also visits this postmodern setting.
3What to Do in LX Factory
In this grotesquely beautiful, experimental space of fun in the Portuguese capital, there are plenty of things to do to spend quality time. Starting the day with an amazing breakfast in one of the sweet cafes of the district is always a good option. Reading some books, shopping, even getting a massage is possible in this amazing area while waiting to get hungry and try another one of the hip restaurants. Once a little bit of time passes, tourists can enjoy a nice meal in one of many amazing restaurants accompanied by opportunities of wine tasting.
4Some Suggested Places in the LX Factory
Sushi Factory: A nice place to enjoy Japanese cuisine in Lisbon.
Burger Factory: With its strange decoration fitting to the overall atmosphere of LX Factory, this restaurant has everything from delicious burgers to great desserts and drinks.
Cantina: A quality restaurant that mixes Portuguese cuisine into international dishes.
A Mesa Do LX: One of the best pizza places of the city.
Sunday Market: Every sunday there is an open market in LX Factory that offers clothes, food, music records and many more items.
Rio Maravilha: One of the best places to watch the sunset from.
1300 Taberna: A very nice restaurant that also offers wine tasting.