hi I'm taking my mum to Lisbon for a surprise 80th birthday treat whats santa maria like to stay in is it central shops and resturants thanks for your help
What a nice treat for your Mum! I'm sure you'll both enjoy Lisbon. :-)
I've visited the city several times but never heard of 'Santa Maria' as a district...just the cathedral. Unless you mean the area near the cathedral I think you must mean the recently-created (2012) district (freguesia) of Santa Maria Maior shown on the map here?
The district covers the districts of Baixa and Alfama (the oldest part of Lisbon) and a small part of Bairro Alto too. It's what you might term the 'historical heart' of Lisbon, easy to walk around and with lots of shops, places to eat & drink and sights such as
Hope that helps. :-)
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