Discover the Lisbon neighbourhoods, where the true local spirit live
The essence of Lisbon is found across its different neighbourhoods
The identity of Lisbon is spread all over the different neighbourhoods of the city. Despite not being the formal andministrative division of the capital, it is the most known by the locals. There are neighbourhoods comprising more than one parish and parishes that occupy more than one neighbourhood. The tradicional neighbourhoods must not be confused with fiscal ones or with the main four administrative neighbourhoods of Lisbon.
The concept of neighbourhood, as an urban ensemble of similar buildings, has appeared during the Industrial Revolution since it was necessary to accomodate factory workers coming to the city. However, before this houses were already being built according to a specific order, forming urban clusters inside Lisbon - one example is the ancient neighbourhood of Alfama. The first great urban project of this kind happened after the 1755 hearthquake, with the construction of the downtown area - today known as Baixa Pombalina. Nonetheless, it was only in the begining of the XXth century that Lisbon gained most of the neighbourhoods we know today.
Alfama is not only the oldest and the most typical district of Lisbon, but also, the second oldest in Europe following El Pópulo in Cadiz. Currently Alfama
Avenida da Liberdade
Avenida da Liberdade is a major artery of Lisbon, linking the Restauradores Square to Marques de Pombal. Built in the style of the Parisian Champs-Elysées,
When Lisbon expanded in the twentieth century, it did expand to the north, moving away from the Tagus river, which resulted in residential and commercial ar
It is a quiet traditional district during the day and a venue of the nightlife in Lisbon, as the night begins.The Bairro Alto was established in 1513 an
The Baixa district, also called Baixa Pombalina, owes its name to Marquês de Pombal, who was responsible for the reconstruction of this area of the city
Visit Belém district and lose yourself in its gorgeous monuments, stroll along the waterfront and delight yourself with sweets - pasteis de Belém.Belém is a
Cais do Sodré
Once the Cais do Sodre was the heart of the city of maritime trade entrance, where people of all cultures docked. The Plaza Duque da Terceira, located by th
Chiado is one of the most emblematic and elegant districts of Lisbon, being located between Bairro Alto and Baixa Pombalina. This neighborhood is always
In the Graca district you can feel authentic Lisbon atmosphere and meet its people. Discover a historic district and let yourself be fascinated by Lisbon!
Who finds themselves in Lapa district, can feel the magnificence of old Lisbon , this traditional neighborhood, chosen by the nobles and upper class to
Parque das Nações
This neighborhood was born on the Tagus edge at the time of Expo '98, the last Universal Exhibition of the twentieth century, and is the most modern area of