Alto de São João

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The roof of Lisbon

Alto de São João is located in one of the seven hills of Lisbon. It is thus one of the highest points of the city's landscape, having a magnificent view over the entire city.

Dominated by the Cemetery of São João, the neighbourhood resembles in lifestyle the neighbourhood of Graça and in typology the neighbourhood of Anjos. It is a new residential area, previously predominantly inhabited by olive trees and orchards, mixing the Roman and Visigoth architectural heritage.

The neighbourhood benefits from good commerce and good access to the city centre and here life is quiet and of a great tradition.

Like other marginal areas of the city, once considered peripheral, this area still retains many manor houses inhabited by the past nobility and is an example of the various districts of Lisbon unjustifiably underestimated and eventually neglected. However, the neighbourhood has a requalification project, starting with the Parada do Alto de São João, one of the main squares in the neighbourhood.

Perhaps this is why Alto de São João represents one of the few neighbourhoods that offers property at reasonable prices and good quality of life for middle and upper-middle-class families.

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