Whether you are looking for a luxury hotel or budget bed & breakfast, Expedia will help you find your perfect accommodation near Saldanha Square. Book a hotel near Saldanha Square and you’ll find yourself in the business district of Lisbon. This square was named after one of the most dominant Portuguese political figures of the 19th Century.
Saldanha is also a shopping district with large shopping malls, where you can buy clothes from trendy designers or have a meal in one of the food court’s restaurants. You’ll also find many cof-fee shops serving traditional food and local sweets, such as the epic Café Versailles.
Things to Do in Saldanha
Visit the Museum Calouste Gulbenkian and admire Egyptian, Asian and European art, as well as paintings by Rembrandt, Monet and Rubens, amongst others. The Foundation has an auditorium with regular cultural programmes and performances, such as lectures and even ballet. The muse-um is surrounded by a lovely garden, which is a great place to relax under the sun.
Eat, drink and be merry at Pastelaria Versailles, housed in a beautiful building that dates back to 1922 with a beautiful art nouveau décor.
Stroll along Avenida Fontes Pereira de Melo and admire the iconic statue of Marquis of Pom-bal, located right in the centre of a big roundabout. Marquis of Pombal became a very important figure in the history of Portugal. He was responsible for rebuilding the city after the Lisbon earth-quake of 1755 and changing the mode of construction to limit the damage done by any future nat-ural disasters.
Explore the Museum Anastácio Gonçalves, which is located in the house of its namesake, a medical doctor, art lover and traveller. Here you can peruse paintings, decorative arts, sculpture and its internationally renowned Chinese porcelain collection.
By booking your hotel near Saldanha you can also visit the Campo Pequeno Arena, a 19th century neo-Moorish red brick construction. It plays host to big concerts and also contains a shopping mall, with some restaurants and a cinema.
Visit in February and check out the annual Culturgest, where you will find contemporary art exhibitions, dance and theatre performances.
Shop in one of the many shopping malls in the area, such as Atrium Saldanha or Monumental, right in the Saldanha Square. Alternatively, head to El corte Inglês, a Spanish department store with nine floors, a supermarket, cinema, cafes and restau-rants.
Relax one of the area’s beautiful green parks, such as the grand Park Eduardo VII. Admire the large variety of exotic plants, found inside its complex of glasshouses.
The metro and bus service makes exploring the Saldanha area easy, but you can also opt to rent a car in Lisbon and explore at your own pace.