Lisbon is a city that perfectly combines avant-garde and tradition and a good example of this multifaceted character is the LX Factory, a restored space made up of old factories and warehouses, today housing numerous bars, restaurants and shops.

During the economic crisis, this former industrial area, located in the Alcântara neighbourhood on the banks of the Tagus River, became a refuge for young artists and designers, who transformed it into one of the most important creative centres in Lisbon.

At the LX Factory, brick buildings are decorated with graffiti that is an exhibition all by itself, but it is better not to remain outside, as inside there are amazing spaces, such as the Ler Devagar library, where we can “read slowly”. And undoubtedly this establishment deserves a visit at a relaxed pace, because there are endless shelves full of books as far as the eye can see, as well as a cafeteria and an old printing press.

A good day of the week to visit the LX Factory is Sunday: there is a market where you can find all kinds of products, from antiques to local designer clothes.

From Bluesock Hostels Lisbon you can get to the LX Factory on bus number 732, which you can catch at the Marquês de Pombal stop.