Best neighborhoods to stay in Lisbon
We hope in this article to help in what is one of the biggest doubts of those who visit Lisbon, which are the best neighborhoods to stay in Lisbon, today one of the most requested places for those who want to visit Europe
Undoubtedly one of the reasons to take into account is the location, choose a hotel that is well centralized and close to public transport if necessary, as they even work very well.
Our suggestion is to choose between the following regions; Baixa de Lisboa, Chiado, Avenida da Liberdade or even in Marquês de Pombal Square, we will leave here some tips from each place.
The Baixa de Lisboa, as the name indicates, is the most “low” place of the city between the two hills where Alfama and São Jorge Castle are located, as well as Chiado and Bairro Alto, today Baixa de Lisboa has a new life with much commerce and supply of hotels and restaurants, but it was not always so, after the great earthquake of 1755 the first Minister of the time Mr. Marquis de Pombal decided that this region should be used only as commerce (not to live), a fez which was where most lives were “mowed” with the Tsunami of 1755.
People who worked here during the day, left the area at night with a great concentration of commerce and offices leaving this region almost deserted, today is no longer so, with the impact of growing tourism this region is bel nice to stay and easy access for those who want to get in the market place with an excellent sunset ..
Chiado is honestly one of my favorite places, this a middle-class neighborhood with a great concentration of culture, including one of the oldest European bookstores along with numerous Theaters and museums such as MUDE or the historic Carmo Palace. You can also take a photo with the illustrious Fernando Pessoa, this is because they have a statue of him on the sidewalk life-size in Brazilian a famous coffee shop in Chiado.
Another of the advantages of Bairro do Chiado is in the restaurant, here you find the best restaurants in Lisbon, as well as the restaurants of the most emblematic Chefs as is the case of Chef José Avilez who have several restaurants, such as the Belcanto with two Michelin stars to the corner of Avilez, more accessible to all bags. we have even the best ice cream shop in Lisbon, Santini which is located in Rua do Carmo, socks with Bairro Alto, but outside the bustle of the bars the Chiado will be an excellent option.
Avenida da Liberdade, the most expensive in Portugal and perhaps the most expensive in Europe, could only have some of the most expensive shops in Lisbon such as the Channel, Louis Vuitton and also the most expensive hotels, Sofitel, Tivoli Liberdade among others, a local surprising that invites you to simply sit on one of the many benches and feel just how cosmopolitan Lisbon can be.
The Champs-Élysées Portuguese version with more than a kilometer of extension and a hundred meters wide, connects the square Marquês de Pombal to Baixa and is an excellent option for those who visit Lisbon, but at the same time to have its own space, since this region is more uncluttered than the front buildings.
Marquês de Pombal Square
The Marquês de Pombal Square is perhaps the best option for those who have a rental car (a bad option to visit Lisbon only), since from here the access is easier, for those who want to get out of the city, to the North and South, the square central Lisbon symbolizing the power and importance of the statesman Marquês de Pombal and the reforms he implemented after the earthquake of 1755.
Here we find a very large slice of commerce and restaurants as well as the Amoreiras mall and El Corte Inglês a few meters away. To get to the city center, just go down Avenida da Liberdade and in 15 minutes we arrive in the center of Lisbon. there is also the Eduardo VII Park which invites to a walk where from the highest point have a great view of the city.