LXFactory is an arts center situated in and around an abandoned factory building in alcantara, right under the bridge “ponte 25 de abril”. established in 2008 it now hosts various businesses, shops, cafes and restaurants, workspaces for artists and galleries, as well as workshops, exhibitions and concerts.
from their website: “It’s in the year 1846 that a threads and fabrics Company called “Companhia de Fiação e Tecidos Lisbonense”, one of the most important manufacturing complex in Lisbon’s history, sets in Alcântara. This 23.000 m2 industrial site was, subsequently, occupied by a set of industrial use related companies. An urban fragment, kept hidden for years, is now returned to the city in the form of LXFactory. A creative island occupied by corporations and professionals of the industry serves also has stage for a diverse set of happenings related to fashion, publicity, communication, fine arts, architecture, music, etc., attracting numerous visitors to rediscover Alcântara through an engaged dynamics. At LXF you can actually breath the industrial environment at every step. A factory of experiences were intervention, thought, production is made possible. Staging ideas and products in a place belonging to everyone, for everyone.”
some of the cafes and restaurants at LX factory:
and some of the shops and local businesses:
every sunday LXFactory hosts a flea market along the main street:
more information on lxfactory.com