Lisbon's Historic Center is made up of the most traditional neighborhoods of Lisbon, Alfama, Arroios, Beato, Castelo, Graça, Marvila, Mouraria, Penha de França are some of the neighborhoods that until a few years ago were only visited by locals, by immigrants who arrived to Lisbon looking for new opportunities and that have become part of the local society. They are currently Lisbon's hub for visitors from all over the world.

Lisbon’s Historic Center is made up of the most traditional neighborhoods of Lisbon, Alfama, Arroios, Beato, Castelo, Graça, Marvila, Mouraria, Penha de França are some of the neighborhoods that until a few years ago were only visited by locals, by immigrants who arrived to Lisbon looking for new opportunities and that have become part of the local society. They are currently Lisbon’s hub for visitors from all over the world.

Lisbon Historic Center

Lisbon’s Historic Center is made up of the most traditional neighborhoods of Lisbon, Alfama, Arroios, Beato, Castelo, Graça, Marvila, Mouraria, Penha de França are some of the neighborhoods that until a few years ago were only visited by locals, by immigrants who arrived to Lisbon looking for new opportunities and that have become part of the local society. Currently Lisbon’s hub for visitors from all over the world, the Historic Center of Lisbon is made up of Lisbon’s most traditional neighborhoods. They are the longest-established neighborhoods in which traditions have passed through generations. Currently, the Historic Center of Lisbon is being remodeled at all levels by several investors, due to the growing tourist demand. Restaurants are being improved, houses are being remodeled, shops are being modernised, transport services are increasingly varied, locals are finding new solutions to create products and services for the growing demand. of the thousands of visitors who daily roam the streets of the Historic Center of Lisbon in search of discovering the history of the traditional city of Lisbon. Seeing Lisbon as it was a few years ago is no longer possible, however we can still enter a Lisbon full of charisma and with more and more quality!

Alfama, Arroios, Beato, Castelo, Graça, Marvila, Mouraria, Penha de França are some of the neighborhoods that until a few years ago were only visited by locals, by immigrants who arrived in Lisbon looking for new opportunities and who were they became part of the local society, by some students looking for affordable accommodation, and by the more daring tourists. They were traditional neighborhoods of local people who traditionally lived in their own culture. Currently, these neighborhoods have been transformed by the new generations to be able to receive the thousands of tourists and new foreign residents who daily arrive here. Hostels were created, apartments in traditional buildings were transformed into modern tourist accommodations, old stores were transformed into modern stores run by young people full of ideas and willingness to innovate in the neighborhoods.

Despite a lot of modernization, the facades of the buildings maintain the old style… recovered, the streets continue to follow the paths they used to take… improved, and a lot of history continues to exist. People continue to use the outside of the house to put their clothes to dry, in plain sight of those passing in the streets, neighbors continue to talk at the window, children continue to play and play ball in the streets in front of their houses, the elderly they continue to sit outside the houses, watching it go by and greeting people they know and strangers. Those passing by on the street continue to smell the aroma of cooking in the air, and on warmer days we continue to see the grills on the street grilling lunch or dinner…

Here you find the most complete information with images and descriptions about the most sought after neighborhoods in the historic center of Lisbon

  • Alfama, Castelo and Graça are neighborhoods located on the southeast slope of the Historic Center
  • Chiado, Principe Real and Bairro Alto are the neighborhoods located on the southwest slope of the Historic Center
  • In the Center of the Historic Center we have the Baixa and Avenida da Liberdade
Chiado, Lisbon

Chiado, Lisbon

Chiado Chiado is a traditional historical neighborhood of people of intellectuality and culture...

Alfama, Lisbon

Alfama, Lisbon

Alfama Alfama is the oldest neighborhood in Lisbon, and the second oldest in Europe. Alfama is a...

Bairro Alto, Lisbon

Bairro Alto, Lisbon

Bairro Alto Bairro Alto is a traditional neighborhood of Lisbon, situated on top of a hill,...

Principe Real, Lisbon

Principe Real, Lisbon

Princípe Real is a neighborhood known for its shops and palaces from the 18th and 19th centuries,...

Marvila, Lisbon

Marvila, Lisbon

Marvila Marvila is a neighborhood located between the prime area of ​​Parque das Nações and the...

Mouraria, Lisbon

Mouraria, Lisbon

Bairro da Mouraria seen from the Martin Moniz, with the Castle of São Jorge on top of the...

Graça, Lisbon

Graça, Lisbon

The terrace of the Graça viewpoint bar, overlooking the city and the opportunity to enjoy the...

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