Lisbon is a great city with lots of interesting areas offering a wide variety of attractions. One interesting area that’s a bit different from all the architectural historical tourist areas of Lisbon is the funky LX Factory art area, a former factory located under the industrial bridge connecting to the other side of the river, now hosting galleries, book shops, cafes, restaurants, pubs, and markets. The day I was visiting the weather was pretty bad, raining and somewhat gloomy, but there was plenty to see and do inside. So I was just wondering around and enjoyed a great bookshop with a local inventor showcasing his weird inventions on the upper floor, a local market in a large hall, and lots of little shops and cafes.

 

The entrance to LX Factory area…

 

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Under the ugly bridge…

 

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First stop, the book shop…

 

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With this guy on the upper floor…

 

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Showing us all kind of useless inventions (according to him! he makes a point of making his inventions useless)…

 

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Take this, for example… what should we call it? a vibrating walking fly?

 

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Or a … time machine?

 

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and a… a… something with things that move…

 

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The whole area has some great graffiti and street art…

 

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and finally, a local market…

 

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A great area to spend a few hours, especially if it’s raining outside and you want to explore some local art galleries.



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