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Neighborhoods in Lisbon

Are you planning a visit to Lisbon and wondering which neighborhoods to explore? Look no further, as we dive into the diverse and vibrant neighborhoods that make up this charming city in Portugal. From the historic Alfama district with its narrow winding streets to the trendy nightlife scene in Bairro Alto, Lisbon has something to offer every type of traveler. Join us as we uncover the most popular neighborhoods and hidden gems waiting to be discovered in Lisbon. And which neighborhood is best for shopping in Lisbon?

1. Intendente & Anjos, Lisbon

Intendente & Anjos Streets

An area experiencing a resurgence. A multicultural neighborhood with one of the city's largest estates of 19th-century Portuguese architecture. Harbours an enthusiastic activism movement.

2. Parque das Nações, Lisbon

Parque das Nações Art

Modern district in the city's eastern zone that was built for the 1998 Lisbon World Expo. A neighborhood with many focal points: the Lisbon Oceanarium, the Feira convention center, and the Vasco da Gama Bridge - the longest in Europe.

3. Alfama, Lisbon

Alfama Buildings

Alfama is a charming (and somewhat chaotic!) neighborhood featuring cobblestone streets and winding stairways. It's also the oldest district of the capital and home to many of Lisbon’s historic buildings.

4. Campo de Ourique, Lisbon

Campo de Ourique Church

A Lisbon neighborhood without droves of tourists. Campo de Ourique has 19th-century buildings with art nouveau features, and a growing roster of places to shop, eat, and socialize. Take the 28 tram to get there.

5. Bairro Alto, Lisbon

Bairro Alto Architecture

Bohemian district blending traditional and avant-garde. At night, bars and restaurants open into the streets and the district becomes a lively party 🎉. LGBTQIA2S+ friendly 🏳️‍🌈 and heavily frequented by tourists.

6. Príncipe Real, Lisbon

Príncipe Real - White Buildings

This neighborhood, which takes its name from Queen Mary II's firstborn son, D. Pedro V, is home to beautiful gardens and colourful 19th-century mansions. It's the place to go for local antique shops and concept stores.

7. Graça, Lisbon

Graça Street

Atop the highest hill in the city, this district is known for its panoramic views of the city and the Tagus river. The narrow streets of restaurants and bars are this area's heart and soul.

8. Sintra, Lisbon

Sintra - Castle 1

Historic town and municipality known for its combination of colorful architecture, natural setting, and cultural scene. The Serra de Sintra mountains, around which the settlement was formed, harbor palaces, villas, and a castle ruin.

9. Alcântara, Lisbon

Alcântara - View

A neighborhood of two sides. The area close to the Tagus has grown into an entertainment hub, with waterfront eateries, clubs, shops, and the trendy LX Factory. Further removed from the center, Alcântara becomes more residential.

10. Mouraria, Lisbon

Mouraria Lisbon

Known as the city's Moorish Quarter, Mouraria is made up of diverse people, which, paired with its haphazard layout and charmingly run-down buildings, makes it a little bohemian enclave. Multicultural and lively.

11. Baixa, Lisbon

Baixa Street

Baixa was completely rebuilt 🏗️ after a 1755 earthquake destroyed it. It became the first city grid in the world and is a blend of traditional Portuguese culture and modern life, heavily featuring tourist friendly shops.