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Avenida da Liberdade e Rua Castilho
In this avenue, placed in the heart of Lisbon, the international trade marks have a privileged position. Here you will mostly find clothing and accessories stores, shoes stores and perfume stores. After going around the commercial establishments take a break and have a drink in one of the avenue esplanades or, if you prefer, enjoy the green spaces you have around.
It is one of the most characteristic quarters of the town, filled with history and tradition. It was the subject of a recuperation plan, due to the serious fire of 1988. The Portuguese traditional commerce prevails here, with big shops, prêt-a-porter and accessories shops, haberdasher's shops, shoemaker's, goldsmith's , workmanship, decoration and other sort of commerce.
Largo da Portagem
Small garden-like square, with several commercial establishments around it. At the centre rises a statue paying homage to Joaquim António de Aguiar.
Rua Vasco da Gama
Pedestrian artery in Portuguese floorwork, with many trees, benches and well taken care of flowerbeds. It's an area of intense commercial activity, with several shops and cafe terraces.
Rua 5 de Outubro
Main traditional commerce street in the centre of Loulé, where one can find different kinds of shops, from clothes shops to decoration shops, giving a special colour to this pedestrian artery.
Praça Gil Eanes
A square located in the town's centre, with plenty of movement and great commercial activity. There are frequent street shows, especially musical. The surrounding streets are pedestrian and have gardened areas that invite us for a walk. The street commerce (itinerant sales) is very common and competes with the shops in the area.
Avenida de Roma e Avenida Guerra Junqueiro
This is an easy access zone (by bus or underground) and a good commercial area. Here you have a little of everything: clothing and shoe shops, goldsmith's and decoration shops. It's a vital spot to those who like to follow the fashion.
Rua de Santa Catarina
Downtown in Porto is composed by snaky streets almost entirely devoted to commerce; it’s an authentically shopping centre in the open. The centre of all this agitation is Santa Catarina Street, invaded every day by a sea of people, searching for something to buy or just looking around the latest fashion on the show-case. It is also here that you can find the most typical and oldest confectioner’s and cafés in Porto, which were once the stage for lively literary assemblies. Good examples to visit are the Majestic Café, Ateneia confectioner and the recent reopened Brasileira Café (now named Il …
This tour begins in the Luís de Camões Garden, where you can find a Tourism Office. Cross the 5 de Outubro Street and enter the Rodrigues Lobo Square. This is the centre of the city, the ideal place to relax under the cinquentist arcades animated by pleasant esplanades. In one of the corners, the statue of the poet Rodrigues Lobo (1579-1621) points out the right direction. Follow through the Miguel Bombarda Street and notice the Misericórdia Church, built on an ancient synagogue. Nearby is the Barão de Viamonte Street, former Direita Street, which marks the axle of this ancient quarter, …
Rua Rainha Dona Maria II
The best place in Guimarães for a walk, to do some shopping and for a drink on a terrace is the picturesque historic centre. The Square of Saint Tiago and the Square of the Oliveira (Olive Tree), interconnected, have traditional commerce for all tastes.