The story of Lisbon’s now famous alternative art and shopping area that is LX Factory Lisbon started In 1846 as a fabric production plant, The massive industrial complex is over a total of 23.000 m2 and was one of the most important manufacturing companies that Lisbon had seen.
Forward Fifty years and the company moved location and a succession of businesses took over the unique location up until the late 20th century when the location was an abandoned and run-down area that desperately needed a makeover.
This is the birth of the LX factory we know today, and the space is now home to more than 200 businesses ranging from caf?s, restaurants, design houses, show-rooms, shops, offices, commercial spaces to other projects, This area is one of Lisbon’s most known outdoor art galleries and a large amount of alternative art from a range of artists can be found on the site, Most of the non painted art being made from rubbish or recycled items and one of the artists said the following about his pieces at the factory
?I was born in Lisbon, 1987. I belong to a generation that is extremely consumerist, materialist and greedy. With the production of things at its highest, the production of ?waste? and unused objects is also at its highest. ?Waste? is quoted because of its abstract definition: ?one man?s trash is another man?s treasure?. I create, recreate, assemble and develop ideas with end-of-life material and try to relate it to sustainability, ecological and social awareness.?
On top of all the amazing and strange things to look at the area is filled with small cafes and boutique shops, every hipsters dream.
we strongly recommend you to go here to have a look around for yourself as words does not make this unique area justice in any way