Embaixada
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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, gastronomy and culture. The result is a meeting point of people and experiences, tradition and contemporaneity, blending heritage with the newest that Portugal has to offer. The restaurant located in the inner courtyard offers live Fado concerts on Tuesdays and sundays. Complimentary parking in the garden (Calcada da Patriarcal, 40) for clients.
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N2NY
Manhattan78 contributions
Oct 2019
Not only is the building gorgeous but the stores are not crowded and offer the very best of Portugal. Walked out with lots of gifts to bring home after spending a lovely few hours there. Park across the street is nice too. Next door to Jamie Oliver's restaurant too.
Written July 29, 2020
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Jinnimae
Los Angeles, CA155 contributions
Mar 2019 • Friends
I had high hopes for the shopping experience at Embaixada, but I was slightly disappointed. Although the building itself was stunning, and the cafe/bar inside was cool, the shops themselves left a lot to be desired. They were all very modern and trendy, but each one had about 5 pieces of merchandise. There was no volume of things to look at. One could walk through all of the stores in short order, because there just isn't much to see.

While I do suggest going, the shopping on the street around Embaixada is much better. Leading up to the entrance to Embaixada, I went in about 5 stores that were super cool, had tons of unique items, and really highlighted how little was actually in Embaixada.
Written March 27, 2019
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Russell
Washington DC, DC14 contributions
Dec 2019
This is a converted mansion with some very hip and cool shops. We found a wonderful shop from a family owned sheep and wool company that had beautiful items. If you are in the very scenic and walkable neighborhood it's definitely worth a stop.
Written January 5, 2020
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Ann S
Barcelona, Spain48 contributions
Jul 2020 • Friends
Great boutique shopping in a charming old mansion. The park across the street has a small street market. Trendy area.
Written August 3, 2020
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Gypsy_Suzanne
Colchester, UK83 contributions
Apr 2019 • Solo
This building is worth visiting for it's architecture and is a great photographic location. The items for sale were a bit craft-y and over-priced for my taste. There was a photographic exhibition on the first floor and young designers on the upper floor. There is a cafe/gin bar in the central area downstairs but I didn't partake.
I only came in to use the toilets and got drawn in. Beautiful building.
Written May 4, 2019
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Flávia M
Lisbon, Portugal77 contributions
Oct 2014 • Friends
This was an old palace now turned into a designers hotspot. Some portuguese new labels have shops there and there are also two good restaurants. Even if you don't intend to buy anything, go visit, because it's interesting to see the architecture of the palace and the rooms turned into 'shops'.
Written December 9, 2014
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Anathol
DC6 contributions
Jun 2014 • Friends
Finally original stores not found in other places, featuring the best Portugal has to offer, fun place to have some food while others browse
Written August 13, 2014
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Thank you for your review - so wonderful to read that you liked your visit. Embaixada is about independent retail and authentic Portuguese products. As managers, we take great care of the selection of stores. Luckily there are more and more entrepreneurs reconnecting to the traditions of high-quality manufacturing and good design, which makes our job a real pleasure. Come visit is soon again!
Written August 14, 2014
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Matthias F
Palma de Mallorca, Spain983 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
a very nice old building with a lot of atmosphere , a place you should not miss out if you are in the area , you can sense the history of the place ...
Written May 20, 2019
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Debbie
Modi'in-Maccabim-Re'ut, Israel377 contributions
Feb 2019 • Solo
If you want to see a beautifully renovated palace/building put to good use this is it. If you are a serious shopper - skip this venue. Each room in the building is a shop with exclusive and pricey items. The restaurant is smack in the middle of the shops - pretty strange to have a small food court in this area. The steps to the upper floors are steep. I couldn’t be bothered looking for an elevator. Reaching the Embaixada by car is disastrous. We missed the free parking entrance behind the building and could not manage to get back to it cause the streets were one way and confusing.
Written February 13, 2019
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Caio M
Sao Paulo, SP926 contributions
Apr 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.
Written July 16, 2018
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