Alcantara Real Estate
Finding Alcantara Real Estate has been made easy for the modern buyer as we have selected the finest properties available on the market in our luxury portfolio. The look and small-town feel of pre-hype Lisbon lives on in the western waterfront neighborhood of Alcântara.
Lisbon’s recent emergence as one of Europe’s most popular destinations has changed the face of the city, replacing mom-and-pop grocery stores and local pharmacies and bakeries with sleek cafés and restaurants. But the look and feel of pre-hype Lisbon lives on in pockets of the city, particularly the western waterfront neighborhood of Alcântara.
In Alcântara, hole-in-the-wall restaurants dish up hearty multi-course lunches, complete with the obligatory glass of wine, for 7 euros, along with multi-colored Jello cubes in sundae glasses as if time had stopped in 1973. But the neighborhood also has its tony side—notably, the traditional seafood restaurant Solar dos Nunes.
Start the walking tour just over Alcântara’s eastern edge, in Lapa, with a breakfast à la francaise at , a little café that’s reputed to have the best croissants in Lisbon.
Don’t miss the “Namban Paravents,” folding screens made in Japan in 1606 that depict Portuguese navigators’ arrival, and “Temptations of St. Anthony,” a ghoulishly gorgeous triptych by Hieronymus Bosch. Also, be sure to check out the museum’s gardens, which offer a privileged view over the Tagus River. Get croissants at La Boulangerie and head across the street to the Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga.
We recommend that you take a break for looking for a property for sale in Alcantara and check out Copenhagen. This bakery has several locations throughout the city, bakes its own bread, including dark, dense Danish breads that are the highlight of their breakfasts.
But if you want to experience traditional Portuguese bread in all its near-bygone glory, head across the street to , a bakery that is the brainchild of 23-year-old entrepreneur Diogo Amorim, who’s helping to revive domestic grain production, which was decimated in the wake of Portugal’s 1986 entry into the European Union.