A guide to local favorites in Alcântara
- By Catarina Fernandes Martins
- Photos by Tiago Maya
As several port warehouses have been converted into restaurants and bars, Alcântara has transformed into a trendy borough. The quarter, formerly known for the drug trade, now breathes creativity and modernity as a riverside hub for the arts. That’s not to say the revival has touched all corners: You’ll still come across abandoned buildings, older grocery stores and dated tascas.
Meet Catarina Fernandes Martins
Catarina has lived in Lisbon since 2008. She’s from a small town in the east of Portugal, which fostered an early desire to travel the world. She has yet to find a light she finds as magical as Lisbon’s.
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