Lisbon Neighbourhood Guide

Lisbon Neighbourhood Guide

29 February, 2016

Lisbon is famous for a high quality of lilfe, due to the relaxed pace of life, the agreeable climate, good public safety and the low cost of living. For this reason, many people are choosing to relocate to Lisbon and purchase property, but where to move? There are so many great neighbourhoods, choosing one can be a difficult decision. Do you prefer the ancient Alfama, or trendy Baixa? This helpful Lisbon Lux guide to Lisbon's neighbourhoods is ideal for anyone considering a move to Lisbon. The guide covers the ten main neighbourhoods and includes information on what each neighbourhood offers, what kind of people live there, and the bairro's pros and cons.

The article highlights the following ten neighbourhoods;

Alfama & Graca is well known to Lisbon visitors as it is the oldest bairro surrounding the castle, "It’s either the most or the least desirable neighborhood in the city, depending on who you ask."

Avenidas Novas and Alvalade: "A mixture of beautiful award-winning architecture and unattractive late-20th century office and apartment buildings in long, wide avenues.

Bairro Alto famous for its nightlife,is home to "Bohemians, pensioners and immigrants."

Baixa may not have many people living in the neighbourhood yet, but "It’s the heart of the city, apartments can be quite spacious and there are many investment opportunities."

Belem & Restelo have "the riverfront location with many green spaces, and the tranquility of Restelo."

Campo de Ourique has "A variety of shops and a real neighborhood atmosphere which gives it a good quality of life."

Chiado's positives include, "Cultural attractions. Good public transporation. Perfect for those with no car. Quality of the renovated buildings."

Parque das Nacoes, the site of Expo 1998 became one of the largest redevelopment projects in Europe. Who lives there? " Upper and upper-middle classes, and the nouveau riche."

Principe Real is a favourite among all types of people and has a diverse population. However, there are a "lack of parking spaces for those who can’t live without a car. Rents and prices of new homes are high."


Santos & Lapa are perhaps lesser known neighbourhoods, probably because it is a "quiet residential area. Condominiums in Lapa are of high standards."

Hopefully this guide helps make deciding which area to move to in Lisbon much easier for new residents and homeowners.

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