LX factory has established itself as one of the main creative hubs in Lisbon, and started the revitalization of an abandoned industrial area Alcantara. Large factories had established themselves in the quarter during the 19th century, creating an entire industrial neighborhood adjacent to the historic town. During the 20th century these factories moved out and the Alcantara neighborhood was abandoned.
Like in many cities around the world, and especially in the USA, this area was put back on the map by the ingenuity of creatives in search of affordable spaces. The LX factory was originally a thread & fabric company, occupying a 60 acre site. In 2008 it was purchased by investors and now functions as a mini creative city. It super pleasant to walk around the cobbled streets, filled with hip restaurants, cafés and boutiques. Upper level floors house artist lofts and creative offices making the LX factory bustling of energy at any time of day.