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Janine Wilde

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Best area/neighborhood to stay in Lisbon?

I'm going to Lisbon for five days and I'm not sure where to stay. I want to be walking distance to restaurants and nightlife, but I don't want to stay where all the tourists stay. What's the best neighborhood to stay in for a first time visitor?

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  • Serena McClain

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    Hi Janine,

    I was in Lisbon for the first time this past fall and stayed in Baixa, and loved it. The location couldn't have been better for me… it was super central - right in the middle of the city and close to two central metro stops, but still relatively quiet at night. You're walking distance to Bairro Alto and most of the places you would want to go at night, as well as several squares, museums, shops, and the Tagus river.

    Both my husband and I agreed it was the perfect base for a first-time visitor.

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      This sounds perfect. Thank you, Serena! · (0 likelikes)

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    I agree with Claus, Bairro Alto is definitely a hoppin' part of town, but I think an amendment is that it's unlikely to get quiet in your part of town until quite late, so if you're an early-to-rise traveler, you'll likely be quite annoyed by the sound every night.

    When I went to Lisboa, I stayed in Castelo, which was much quieter. You're not going to find all-night clubs and bars open in this neighborhood, though it's a short walk toward the waterfront and the restaurants and bars there.

    A quick point of reference: DON'T stay in Cais do Sodre... it's a really dodgy part of town! If you want to go 'clubbing,' it's your place, but expect some really shady characters!

    Also, cabs are super cheap in Lisbon, so it's easy to hail a cab and get a ride to/from the trendy neighborhoods--be warned that there is often traffic on weekend nights because so many tourists are hailing cabs to get back to wherever they are staying!

    Hope this helps! Have a great trip!!

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      Thanks so much, Valerie! This is very helpful! · (0 likelikes)

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  • claus andersen

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    Well the city center of Lisbon is quite compact and that is where both the tourists and locals gather at night so staying central but also away from the tourists is quite hard.

    But if you like to stay near lot's of restaurants and nightlife then you should look in to the part of the city called Bairro Alto as this is where the city is alive at night.

    That part of Lisbon has very few big hotels as it's the old part of the city with narrow streets but you have many small guest houses and recently quite a few boutique style hotels have popped up too.

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      Thank you, Claus! · (0 likelikes)

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  • Caterina Pomini

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    Hi Janine,

    I would recommend the Bairro Alto , the Baixa or the Rossio area. If you want to be walking distance to restaurants and nightlife, this is the only good solution, believe me. Lisbon is wonderful and consequently filled with tourists... however, you'll forget about them soon... ;-)

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      Thank you, Caterina! I will soon be one of those tourists :) · (0 likelikes)

    • Caterina P.

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      ;-) Tell Lisbon that I miss her! · (1 likelikes)

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      I'll have a drink for you when I get there! · (0 likelikes)

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  • Inês Santos

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    General Trippy MediaHi Janine, I'm from Lisbon. Bairro Alto is where the night life is, however I would recommend for you to stay either in Baixa or Castelo de São Jorge, that are much quiet and super central. You are literally 5 minutes from everything in either of these locations.

    Hope you enjoy Lisbon!

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  • Manuel Lima

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    Hi Janine!

    I'm from Lisbon! The best neighborhoods to stay in Lisbon are certainly Chiado, Pombaline Baixa and Bairro Alto as these are the ones that allow you to be at walking distance to almost all interesting sites, restaurants and nightlife.

    If you want to be a little bit further away from the touristic center, I would recommend you to stay in Principe Real, which is an area with a lot of locals and nice spots, but still in walking distance to the center.

    If you want some more info on Lisbon areas and some hotel or hostel recommendations you can check this page on my blog which has some good insights: http://www.allaboutlisbon.com/where-to-sleep-in-lisbon/

    Enjoy your trip to Lisbon!

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