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The new Berlin? How austerity helped Lisbon’s creatives to succeed

August 8, 2017 9:19 am by Fernando Porta

(CNN)On a sun-drenched morning the streets of Lisbon’s Santos neighborhood echo with the metallic sounds of construction. Nets and scaffolding cover the facades of many of the distressed buildings in this historic neighborhood.

In newly-refurbished buildings with shiny facades of “azulejo” tiles there are cafes, design shops and art galleries, sitting side-by-side with traditional bakeries, bookshops and quirky restaurants.
Across the city, the patterned sidewalks and trams bustle with ever increasing numbers of visitors soaking up its relaxed pace and old world charm. Know more here…



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