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Trienal de Arquitectura de Lisboa

Santos, Príncipe Real and Campo de Ourique

Expert/Guide: Ana Vaz Milheiro

  Urban Walk

These Lisbon neighbourhoods have different origins, which are reflected in their urban morphology. Santos had a very strong industrial character that emerged in particular in the 19th century when it benefited from its proximity to the waterfront and the activities carried out there. Príncipe Real is currently one of the most touristy areas of the city, but it is more heterogeneous than the guidebooks would have one believe, as it is home to worker’s housing and 19th century mansions; standard, anonymous architecture and eclectic bourgeois houses. It is best reflected in the garden of the same name, which is a hallmark of  a bourgeois, more cosmopolitan Lisbon. Campo de Ourique is a neighbourhood that has maintained its largely residential vocation. It nevertheless features isolated examples of architecture from the first half of the 20th century and also some buildings that have been controversial on account of their traditionalist style, such as the Church of Santo Condestável by Vasco Regaleira.



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