Lisbon Old Town

Lisbon District
Lisbon which includes a city and heritage architecture as well as a large group of people

Discover views over the old town from hilltop Graça, Moorish history in Alfama, bustling downtown Baixa, bohemian Chiado and nightlife in Bairro Alto. 

The historic heart of Lisbon is the Old Town. The area is made up of a series of districts that each have their own unique atmosphere and attractions. Tram 28 runs through the Old Town and stops frequently. Get off and explore the area on foot or station-hop from site to site.

Start in the Graça district of the Old Town to get your bearings. This hilltop neighborhood has stunning views from outdoor cafés.

Discover the Moorish history of the city at Castle de São Jorge, which dominates the hillside overlooking Alfama. Moorish rulers built the castle in the 6th century. Enjoy a multimedia show about Lisbon’s turbulent history in a restored room of the palace.

Move on to discover downtown Baixa with its large squares full of neoclassical buildings and cafés. This district was rebuilt after the Lisbon earthquake and was one of Europe’s first instances of urban planning, with pedestrian avenues, decorative arches and theaters.

Catch the tram to Chiado, a district full of 16th-century buildings. Browse designer boutiques and old bookstores. Sit in cafés where the artists and literary personalities of Lisbon once met and worked.

Explore the streets of Barrio Alto, with its mix of 16th and 19th-century homes. This district was once a working class neighborhood, but is now home to some of the most popular bars in the city.

In the evenings, catch some authentic Portuguese music in Alfama’s Fado bars, enjoy tapas and wine in Barrio Alto or sip cocktails on rooftops with views in Chiado. Tram 28 runs from early in the morning until late in the evening. Purchase a 24-hour ticket for unlimited rides for a day.

You can also discover the Old Town by joining a walking tour for a fee. Knowledgeable guides will give you insight into the Old Town’s mix of Roman and Moorish cultural influences, the history of Jewish persecution and the effect of the 1755 earthquake on the city. Organize tours through your hotel or tourist information centers within the Old Town.


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behotelisboa
behotelisboa
4 out of 5
Rua dos Correeiros, 136, Lisbon
The price is NZ$140 per night from 27 Sep. to 27 Sep.
Located in Lisbon Old Town, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Santa Justa Elevator and Rossio Square. Commerce Square and Lisbon Cathedral are also within ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (973 reviews)
"The behotellisboa is great and location is supreme. Upon arrival, we were given Pasteis de Nata and port to drink. Turns out we booked the largest suite in the hotel and it did not disappoint. It looked just like the pictures. The bed was comfortable, the AC worked well, and the bathroom was clean ..."

Reviewed on 24 Sep. 2021

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Hotel Mundial
Hotel Mundial
4 out of 5
Praça Martim Moniz, 2, Lisbon
The price is NZ$184 per night from 12 Oct. to 12 Oct.
Located in Lisbon Old Town, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Martim Moniz Square and Rossio Square. Se and Lisbon Cathedral are also within 10 minutes. ...
4.2/5Excellent! (958 reviews)
"Great breakfast included"

Reviewed on 16 Sep. 2021

Hotel Mundial
Hotel Santa Justa Lisboa
Hotel Santa Justa Lisboa
4 out of 5
Rua dos Correeiros, 204, Lisbon
The price is NZ$215 per night from 27 Sep. to 27 Sep.
Located in Lisbon Old Town, this hotel is steps away from Figueira Square, Rossio Square and Santa Justa Elevator. Se and Commerce Square are also within 10 ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (976 reviews)
"Great location, staff, and price!"

Reviewed on 20 Sep. 2021

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Corpo Santo Lisbon Historical Hotel
Corpo Santo Lisbon Historical Hotel
5 out of 5
Largo do Corpo Santo, 25, Lisbon
The price is NZ$435 per night from 12 Oct. to 12 Oct.
Located in Chiado, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Mercado da Ribeira, Commerce Square and Santa Justa Elevator. Rossio Square and Lisbon Cathedral ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (593 reviews)
"Incredible service. Modern rooms. Fantastically helpful and kind staff. Best hotel I've stayed at anywhere. The walking tour was free and an excellent introduction to Lisbon, run by a young woman who gave an enchanting description of the city."

Reviewed on 24 Sep. 2021

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Lisboa Carmo Hotel
Lisboa Carmo Hotel
4 out of 5
Rua Oliveira ao Carmo 1-3, Largo do Camo, Lisbon
The price is NZ$222 per night from 27 Sep. to 27 Sep.
Located in Chiado, this hotel is steps away from Chafariz do Carmo, Carmo Convent and Santa Justa Elevator. Commerce Square and Marquis of Pombal Square are ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (745 reviews)
"Excellent . I stayed twice ! Love the location and the hotel in general . Carla from front desk amazing customer service ! Definitely best spot to satay in Lisbon !"

Reviewed on 24 Sep. 2021

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Internacional Design Hotel
Internacional Design Hotel
4 out of 5
Rua Da Betesga, 3, (Ao Rossio), Lisbon
The price is NZ$159 per night from 13 Oct. to 13 Oct.
Located in Lisbon Old Town, this luxury hotel is steps away from Figueira Square, Rossio Square and Santa Justa Elevator. Se and Commerce Square are also within ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (968 reviews)
"Welcoming and helpful staff and very comfortable bed."

Reviewed on 22 Sep. 2021

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