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This is where you’ll find the city’s most popular and best-known areas. The historic centre – the Baixa Pombalina, with its traditional shops and museums, and the lively streets of Chiado, with their eclectic mix of contemporary and traditional stores – are some of the city’s main places of interest.
The Baixa and Chiado neighbourhoods are a must for anyone visiting Lisbon. Besides containing countless tourist attractions, they also feature a vast number of cultural and food spots that are very popular with the locals.
Chiado, Lisbon’s perennial upmarket neighbourhood, is a place of studios, original shops, renovated spaces and marvellous pavement cafés for watching the constant coming and going of those shopping, wandering and those still trying to figure out where the river is.
Baixa, more traditional and authentic, serves up souvenir shops, famous patisseries and adventurous eateries. Take your time to discover the streets and corners and all their charms.
This Lisbon which mixes hi-tech historical information centres, contemporary museums, world-famous designer shops and excellent examples of pastéis de nata is special. This is where the locals converge; and this is where tourists find the liveliest side of the city.
From 1911, the year in which it was founded, the Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporânea – Museu do Chiado was based in the former convent of São Francisco da Cidade, a complex that had been severely damaged by the 1755 Lisbon earthquake. However, following a fire that tore through the area in 1988, the museum was renovated and extended under the direction of the French architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte, and re-inaugurated in 1994. The MNAC is a must-see for those wanting to learn about and enjoy Portuguese romantic, naturalist, modern and contemporary art, in the form of seminal pieces from the leading art movements from the second half of the 19th century to the present day. The temporary exhibitions programme forms an important part of the museum’s activity, which also includes guided tours, conferences, seminars and concerts alongside learning projects developed by the education service.
The Elevador de Santa Justa is one of the city’s most famous sights.
Designed by Mesnier du Ponsard, it was originally called the Ascensor Ouro-Carmo.
It connects Rua do Ouro to Largo do Carmo via a neogothic-style structure completely unlike any of the other elevadores in the city.
The lifts themselves, made of wood elegantly decorated with brass, evoke a journey in time as they ascend and descend towards the most exclusive areas of the city.
At the top of the tower is one of the best viewing points in the city, providing a splendid panorama of Baixa, Castelo, the Tagus and also the impressive ruins of the church of the Convento do Carmo.
It’s worth a ride to feel a surge of emotion at the view which extends before your eyes.
This triumphal arch in Rua Augusta has always impressed those roaming Lisbon’s busiest pedestrianised street.
But now you can visit the top of this unique structure for a truly singular and impressive view of Baixa and the river. It symbolises the rebirth of a new Lisbon after the tragedy of the earthquake, fire and tsunami in 1755 that razed what stood before.
And it affirms, in Latin, “The Virtues of the Greatest”: the strength, resilience and achievements of the Portuguese people.
At the top stand the sculptures by Célestin Anatole Calmels of Glory crowning Genius and Valour. You can’t help but be inspired by these values as you admire the 360º view of the best Lisbon has to offer.
Discover the history of this arch in the exhibition in the Clock Room for a sense of what it stands for.
Lisbon cathedral is one of the city’s most iconic buildings and its most important church. Supposedly erected on a mosque after the Christian reconquest, work on it was completed at the beginning of the 13th century. It is predominantly Romanesque in style, but Gothic and Baroque elements can also be seen in a church that has been altered over the centuries. It is impossible not to come across the cathedral during a stay in Lisbon. Whether climbing up to the castle, catching the no. 28 tram, crossing the river or admiring the city from the various viewing points, its shape marks the oldest part of the city. Discover the eras and styles that have decorated the various chapels and cloister, as well as the impressive tombs inside it. Discover one of Lisbon’s most iconic buildings.
The no. 28 is a little treasure on rails.
The small yellow trams beg to be photographed as they travel through the prettiest historic and residential quarters of the city.
Opening the windows and letting the parade of buildings covered in azulejos pass you by, glimpsing the sudden ascents and marvelling at the winding route between hills, miradouros and squares that take your breath away, is one of the things you have to do while in the city.
The no. 28 shuttles between Graça and Prazeres, on a route that slips between historic bairros, passed palaces, visits the cathedral, crosses Baixa, climbs up to Chiado and Estrela and ends in Campo de Ourique.
The comforting sound of its bell ensures that, even if you get off to see the attractions along the way, the no. 28 will always return to take you home.
Rooms with a contemporary design in a classic Art Nouveau style building. A new concept in the city. Relax and start your journey with the 1908 Lisbon Hotel.
A ARTE DA TERRA is one of the most original shops in Lisbon. Located in the old stables of Cathedral, you can find a selection of the best of portuguese arts and crafts
Hotel Insulana is located in the historic center of Lisbon. From the comfort of your room, you’ll be close to the city’s main sightseeing attractions and best shops.
Fine dining restaurant distinguished with a Michelin Star. Author's cuisine served informally in a sophisticated atmosphere. By chef Henrique Sá Pessoa.
AlmaLusa Baixa/Chiado lies in one of the most emblematic squares of Lisbon – the “Praça do Município”, infused with the spirit of its surroundings.
A boutique hotel in Lisbon reviving the glamour of the Portuguese 40s with an extraordinary location in the centre of the city, on Restauradores square.
Glamour and class with a view of the streets of the city is what you’ll find on the terrace of this hotel. The bar and restaurant offer a different way of seeing the city.
A unique and multicultural market in the Anjos neighbourhood of Lisbon, one of the most traditional areas of the city. You’ll find a lot of original stuff to buy.
The A Outra Face da Lua is a vintage clothing shop in the heart of Lisbon's downtown. With its 10 years of existance the shop also gathers a bistro coffee shop with an outdoor terrace.
The Auris Apartments are 4 fully furnished apartments in downtown Lisbon next to the Comércio Square. Accommodation for 1-5 people in total comfort.
Prepare to descend to the Núcleo Arqueológico da Rua dos Correeiros, where you’ll find the remains of previous occupants of the city.
Climb up one of Lisbon’s iconic buildings for a unique view of the city. Open to the public since 9 August 2013, the Arch leaves Lisbon at your feet, literally.
Armazéns do Chiado is a current, comfortable and qualified shopping center with a strong cultural component, located in one of the most noble and charismatic areas of the city.
The contemporary Portuguese aura cuisine is inspired by traditional Portuguese delicacies. The lounge and the terrace are a meeting point of Lisbon, in the Terreiro do Paço.
A Vida Portuguesa was born out of the will to create an inventory of the brands that survived the passage of time, to highlight the quality of Portuguese manufacture and to showcase Portugal in a surprising light.
Bairro Alto Hotel, a luxury boutique hotel in Lisbon, is a 5-star boutique hotel in central Lisbon, located in the heart of historic downtown, between Bairro Alto and Chiado districts.
The most atypical of Lisbon’s neighbourhoods, where you’ll find a surprising Taberna (tavern), a Páteo where fish and seafood are king, and Beco, a cabaret gourmet.
One of the most emblematic spaces in Lisbon where we celebrate the brewing tradition of all Portuguese-speaking countries
Belcanto restaurant received a second Michelin star and José Avillez offers Portuguese cuisine revisited in a sophisticated atmosphere.