Lisbon

Bright, charming and eclectic, Lisbon is made up of unique neighborhoods spread over seven cinematic hills, making it one of the most exciting cities in Europe. Discover this amazing city.

Alfama

Alfama is one of the oldest and most genuine neighborhoods in Lisbon. Its steep stairs, small squares and labyrinthine streets of Moorish and medieval origin, descend the slope of the highest hill in Lisbon under the watchful eye of the magnificent São Jorge Castle.

Stroll through the Alfama neighborhood and get lost in the charming alleys and peculiar details of the buildings that make up this area, considered the heart of Lisbon.

If you prefer, discover Alfama aboard the iconic tram number 28, passing through the imposing Sé Cathedral, built in 1150, and followed by two of the best views of Lisbon, Miradouro Santa Luzia and Miradouro das Portas do Sol .



Belém

Boasting and ample, the monuments by the sea and the vast open spaces of Belém, pay homage to the Age of Discoveries and the legendary navigators of Portugal.

Under the direction and legacy of Infante D. Henrique, the Navigator, Portugal prospered in the 15th century, in the fields of navigation, astronomy, cartography and shipbuilding, through pioneering navigators who crossed seas in long and dangerous discoveries.  

Belém monuments celebrate all memorable trips: Ceuta, North Africa in 1415; Cape of Good Hope in Africa in 1488; India in 1498; Brazil in 1500; Thailand in 1511; China in 1513 and Japan in 1542, to name just a few - and immortalize all the pioneers, from Bartolomeu Dias and Vasco da Gama to Pedro Álvares Cabral and Diogo Cão.

Discover this fantastic area of Lisbon and visit the Jerónimos Monastery, the Belém Tower, the Padrão dos Descobrimentos and the Rosa do Vento.



Avenida da Liberdade

Less than a 1-minute walk from Hotel Alegria is Avenida da Liberdade, Lisbon's main luxury shopping avenue.

Inspired by the emblematic avenues of Paris, Avenida da Liberdade, was conceived in the 19th century and connects the Marquês de Pombal to Praça dos Restauradores .

Home to the best international fashion stores in the city, you can find brands like Prada, Cartier, Miu Miu, Louis Vuitton, and multi-brand stores like Stivali and Loja das Meias.

Walk endlessly and marvel at the imposing grove, set on the Portuguese sidewalk.



Bairro Alto

A haven for artists, designers, antique dealers, bars, terraces and shops, Bairro Alto is one of the most vibrant areas in Lisbon. This bohemian neighborhood, calm during the day, becomes at night the epicenter of Lisbon's nightlife, with restaurants, bars and fado houses that invite you to enjoy the fantastic nights of Lisbon.

During the day, discover the secrets of old and present Lisbon, hidden among the flowered streets and the blue sky.



Chiado

The vibrant area of Chiado is undeniably one of the most elegant areas in Lisbon. In this cultural and commercial heart of the capital, you will find cafes, bookstores, historic and contemporary stores surrounded by a contagious energy.

Start by taking a coffee at A Brasileira, a literary, architectural and artistic treasure preferred by intellectuals and artists like Fernando Pessoa and Almada Negreiros since the early 19th century.

Then, lose track of time in traditional stores like Pereira (butter cookies and freshly ground coffee), Vista Alegre (Portuguese porcelain), Vida Portuguesa (objects full of history) and the iconic Luvaria Ulisses.

Explore Largo do Carmo, which houses the ruins of a 14th century convent, and head to the walkway that connects the top of the Santa Justa Elevator (45-meter elevator that connects Chiado to Baixa) for an incredible view of the city.

Before going down the hill, try the best custard tarts in Lisbon at Manteigaria.



Príncipe Real

Considered by Lisbonians as one of the most beautiful neighborhoods in Lisbon, Príncipe Real is the most cosmopolitan area of the capital.

Among noble squares, centuries-old trees and quiet streets, you will find cafes, restaurants, international brand stores and an unmissable Portuguese design offer.  

Marvel at the beauty of the Embassy - a store with an innovative concept that brings together, in one of the oldest and most beautiful palaces in the city, designers, Portuguese brands and restaurants - or let yourself stay in one of the kiosks in Jardim do Príncipe Real.  

Located at the top of one of the seven hills of Lisbon, you will also find, in this calm and elegant neighborhood, one of the best views of the city at the São Pedro de Alcântara viewpoint.



Monsanto

Located next to the Monsanto Forest Park, just a few minutes from the city center, is one of the most beautiful monuments in Lisbon, the Marquês de Fronteira Palace. This 17th century palace contains the largest collection of tiles from this period, preserved in the place where they were designed. Visit this museum house and then go up to the capital's main lung - Monsanto, the largest Portuguese forest park and one of the largest in Europe.  

Don't miss one of the best views of Lisbon at Panorâmico de Monsanto, an abandoned restaurant at the top of the park that offers 360º views over the city.