Lisbon is divided into several clearly distinguishable neighbourhoods. To really get to know Portugal’s capital, you’ll need to spend time exploring each one of these districts.
The most traditional neighbourhoods are Baixa, Chaido, Bairro Alto, Alfama and Belém. Each one of these districts has its own unique vitality and essence.
In addition to these traditional areas, there are two very modern areas of Lisbon. The first is called Marquess of Pombal Square (Praça do Marquês de Pombal) and its surroundings. The second is the area around the Park of the Nations (Parque das Nações), which was constructed for the 1998 Lisbon World Exposition.
Baixa is the liveliest and most central neighborhood in Lisbon. It was rebuilt by the Marquis of Pombal after the Great Earthquake of 1755.
Chaido & Bairro Alto
Chiado and Bairro Alto are Lisbon’s bohemian and alternative neighborhoods. They are separated by the square Praça Luís de Camões.
Alfama is an authentic fishing neighborhood located between the Altantic Ocean and Lisbon’s São Jorge Castle. It is where Fado was created.
Lisbon’s neighborhood Belém houses two beautiful points of interest, the Jerónimos Monastery and Belém Tower. You can also try delicious pastéis de Belém.
Park of the Nations
Park of the Nations (Parque das Nações) is an area that was created for the 1998 World Expo in Lisbon. It's a modern, vibrant area, with many open spaces.