Discover the neighbourhoods of Lisbon historic centre
When visiting a new destination, we want to discover all its corners. Not only the most popular, but also the most unknown and unique, those that do not appear in guides. The neighbourhoods of Lisbon historic centre represent its history. Here we find countless buildings from different eras, as well as the most traditional shops that represent the essence of the city.
Below we will explain in detail what are like the neighbourhoods of Lisbon historic centre and those elements that characterize them:
Alfama neighbourhood is the most traditional and picturesque in the capital, it is like a small town. Its streets are full of stairs, alleys and patios where we can find very charming places such as Santa Luzia Viewpoint and its privileged view over the neighbourhood. This neighbourhood is also one of the epicentres of the Popular Festivals of Lisbon. An event that fills the city with music, smell of sardines and dances, every year on the night of June 12-13.
Alto neighbourhood is one of the oldest and most traditional, with more than 500 years. It is well known for its Lisbon nights and tourist attractions. For this reason, it has become one of the inescapable neighbourhoods for going out at night, dining and walking. Here we find different viewpoints that give us astounding panoramic views.
Among them we highlight the Santa Catarina viewpoint over the Tagus River and the 25th of April Bridge known for the statue of the giant in the work “Os Lusíadas”. For lovers of Lisbon nightlife, São Pedro de Alcântara viewpoint is always a good option thanks to its proximity to the most popular bars and also to the typical fado houses.
Barrio Bajo is the nerve centre of Lisbon. Tourist activities, cultural, gastronomic and historical spaces such as Chiado, are destinations considered essential for anyone who visits Lisbon. Baixa Pombalina extends from the banks of the Tagus River to Liberdade Avenue, offering access to areas of tourist interest such as Commerce Square, Cais do Sodré, Rossio, Carmo, all considered an integral part of Lisbon's heritage.
Mouraria neighbourhood, located between Martim Moniz and Castelo São Jorge, is the most multicultural neighbourhood in Lisbon and represents cultural diversification of Lisbon, with more than 50 different nationalities. Mouraria remains a typical neighbourhood of Lisbon, with its own traditions, customs and characteristics. In this neighbourhood, located in the heart of Lisbon, we find taverns, cultural life and a unique feeling where we can find traditional Portuguese products.
Staying in one of the neighbourhoods of Lisbon historic centre
Staying in one of the neighbourhoods of Lisbon historic centre will allow you to discover the city easily. The location is excellent for visiting the main points of tourist interest, as well as discovering other astounding ones. In the Lower neighbourhood you will find Rossio Apartments, a very interesting accommodation option for those who want to discover the city at their own pace. These flats have a kitchen and are fully equipped to offer you the most comfortable stay possible.
If you want to visit the neighbourhoods of Lisbon historic centre, from Rossio Apartments you have it easier than ever. Book now and enjoy all the comforts of our location.