LX Factory is one of my favorite spots in Lisbon and I make sure to visit everytime I’m passing by. The history of LX Factory is quite amazing. Back in 1846, Companhia de Fiação e Tecidos Lisbonense, one of the most important textile factory complexes of Lisbon, settles in Alcântara. This industrial area of 23,000m2 was in subsequent years, occupied by the Industrial Companhia Industrial de Portugal e Colónias, tipografia Anuário Comercial de Portugal and Gráfica Mirandela. A section of a city that has remained hidden for years is now returned to the city in the form of LXFACTORY.
My first visit to the LX Factory in December 2013, and I must confess that I find everything very strange, I was kinda overwhelmed with everything there is to see at the factory, Companies and places are badly flagged, all with a very old appearance and poorly maintained. But since then, with much work and dedication, the community has been improving the space every day.
A creative compound occupied by companies and industry professionals has also been the scene of a diverse range of events in the areas of fashion, advertising, communication, multimedia, art, architecture, music, etc. generating a dynamic that has attracted countless visitors to re-discover this area of Alcântara.
In LX Factory, at every step, the industrial environment has survived. A factory of experiences where it is possible to intervene, think, produce, present ideas and products in a place that belongs to everyone, for everyone.
If you’re in Lisbon, don’t hesitate to visit LXFACTORY
Luis is an Information Technology professional with experience in the Printing Industry. In love with Lisbon and all kinds of art, architecture and photography. Living in Lisbon since 2013 he’s a serial entrepreneur having started many businesses. Currently CEO & Founder of Arando Software that aims to make it easy for online entrepreneurs to sell printed products online.