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Nice Moorish building

Beautiful Moorish style building transformed shopping mall from alternative stores. Has restaurant... read more

Reviewed 17 July 2018
Caio M
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Sao Paulo, SP
Embaixada, Lisbon

What an astonishing visual delight, well worth dropping by to check it out. As a bonus I loved the... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2018
LPTST
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Perth, Australia
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The iconic XIX new-Arabian Palace, located in the groovy neighborhood of Principe Real, was turned in Sept. 2013 Into an innovative retail concept (TimeOut Idea of the Year Award), hosting a range of shops focused on Portuguese design, fashion...more
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Reviewed 17 July 2018

Beautiful Moorish style building transformed shopping mall from alternative stores. Has restaurant (better make reservation) and bar. It is close to Chiado , botanical garden .... Shops are not so interesting but building both outside and inside are very nice.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Caio M
Reviewed 16 July 2018

What an astonishing visual delight, well worth dropping by to check it out. As a bonus I loved the exhibition in the upper gallery by Helena de Medeiros.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank LPTST
Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

A great old building being put to better uses. The centre has a cafe area and each room has an independent retailer. If you can’t find anything of interest you can admire the building or have a drink at Gin Lovers.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank CorneliusfudgeGM
Reviewed 6 April 2018

This is a truly remarkable building that has been saved and now houses some exquisite Portuguese brands all housed in free flowing linked rooms off the magnificent central staircase. The murals are beautiful and the scope of the mansion remarkable. Worth a visit just to...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank 701David
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Stopped in to check it out.. amazing space.. a house converted Into a higher end retail outlet.. each room a different shop.. with an Amazing restaurant in the middle of it all... Pricey but it was lovely and it reminded me of Los Angeles Fred...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank 848mykes
Reviewed 21 February 2018

Embaixada, is an amazing concept store with specialty boutiques wrapped around a courtyard in a mansion. The best way to describe the experience for me was to imagine you were coming home and entering your house, you walk in the lobby and are greeted with...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank redcarter2017
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

This is an unique concept shopping mall. Small and compact within a old Arabian Palace. Stores carry Portuguese brands and designs. Good craftsmanship, but out of my price range. Since it is an old building, the ventilation probably is not adequate. The location of the...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank RossOntario
Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

Visit an old beautiful private Palace - have a drink or see the "butcher" Restaurant in the Basement!

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank hennesd
Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

Embaixada is a beautiful concept store. The shops are nice and niche, but the building is worth the visit. You can walk from store to store and see the different shops while enjoying the place.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank sebhunzee
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

I spotted this place mostly for architecture than for shopping purpose and i was right. Shopping options are very few, but the building itself is marvelous. Very cool idea to give an old building a new life and by all means keeping authenticity.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Marina G
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Hi, you can get it touch with the jeweller through facebook : facebook - malva.jewellery Regards
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For pubs and restaurants from noon until late, shops around noon until 1800. But do ask your hotel for more information. Enjoy!
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