Lapa - the aristocratic district of Lisbon
In Lapa, a noble area of Lisbon, you can find several embassies and palaces
Who finds themselves in Lapa neighbourhood, can feel the magnificence of old Lisbon , this traditional neighborhood, chosen by the nobles and upper class to reside for excellence of living. Its origin dates back to 1770, the year the parish of Nossa Senhora da Lapa was established. This area occupies a span of 0.74 square kilometers and is inhabited by eight thousand people.
Currently, due to the administrative reorganization of 2012, the parish of Lapa was extinguished and became part of the parish of the Estrela, which also includes Prazeres and Santos-o-Velho. In Lisbon, the area that goes from the Lapa till Estrela is synonymous with history and class. Many of the noble families of Lisbon have their homes in this zone.
Lapa is a housing area, but it's not the reason why it is no longer have an active trade. In this area of Lisbon most of the existing foreign countries embassies in Portugal are located, such as: Austria, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Finland, Indonesia, Ireland, Luxembourg, the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, Netherlands, United Kingdom, Romania, Sweden and Switzerland.
The São Bento Palace (the Parliament) and the official residence of the Prime Minister of Portugal are also locate in Lapa area.
Palácio de São Bento
The São Bento Palace is a majestic neoclassical palace located in Lisbon, and is the seat of the Parliament of Portugal since 1834. Its construction took pl
Jardim da Estrela
Jardim da Estrela, with original name is Jardim Guerra Junqueiro, was created in the middle of the 19th century, in front of the Basilica da Estrela, in the
Basilica da Estrela
The Basílica da Estrela is one of the most beautiful and monumental churches in Lisbon. This one is located in front of the Estrela garden and is composed o