Alto de São João

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The roof of Lisbon

It has the same look & feel and good transport connections with other parts of the city as Anjos, yet it is more family-oriented like Graça. These city areas top one of the Lisbon´s hills, making it one of the highest points in the city´s landscape, dominated by Penha da França Church and magnificent viewpoints overlooking both downtown and uptown Lisbon. São João is a newish residential area, once predominantly inhabited by olive trees and orchards, blending Roman with Visigoth architectural heritage. As other marginal areas of the city once outskirts, these areas still retain many manor homes inhabited by past nobility. Penha da França and Alto de São João are one of the unjustifiably underrated and neglected Lisbon´s neighbourhoods that unfairly stay under the radar. Maybe that is why Penha de França, including Alto de São João, Roma and Areeiro represents one of those very few neighbourhoods that offer properties at reasonable prices and quite good quality living for middle- and upper-class families.