Neighborhoods of Lisbon
Main Neighborhoods of Lisbon
From the oldest and most traditional neighborhoods
, especially in the City Center and surroundings
to the most recent and modern neighborhoods
, in Lisbon
the various neighborhoods
according to parishes
, they offer convenience, security and a network of public services that may vary
enough from one place to another. Check out the details below.
Avenidas Novas, Parish of the City of Lisbon, Estremadura, Central Portugal © / Google Earth Pro
See also: Lisbon's Best Neighborhoods
Neighborhoods and Parishes
is an administrative division of a municipality (or county). In this way, a neighborhood
is a locality of one (or more than one) parish
, which is the most used reference in Portugal.
Since 2012 (Law 56/2012 of November 8), Lisbon
has been divided into
24 Parish Councils
(before, there were 53). O
The central nucleus of the city is formed by the parishes of Santa Maria Maior, Misericórdia, Santo Antônio, Arroios,
Penha de França and São Vicente
Map of Parishes
Looking at the map of the parishes of the City of Lisbon, the four cardinal points correspond to the following parishes:
• far north: Parish of Santa Clara
• far east (Oriental Lisbon): Marvila and Parque das Nações
• extreme south: Parishes of Misericórdia and Santa Maria Maior
: the Historic Center
• extreme west (Occidental Lisbon): Santa Maria de Belém
Marvila, Parish of the City of Lisbon, Estremadura, Central Portugal © / Google Earth Pro
Old and traditional neighborhoods
The oldest and most traditional neighborhoods
are located in the central area, where the
, inside the walls that protected them. These burgos and future cities
as is generally the case with all major European cities they were protected by walls and gates.
, protection was ensured by the Fernandine Wall
(King D. Fernando I),
of the end of the fourteenth century.
Main old and traditional neighborhoods
formed around the Historical Center of Lisbon
Learn more: Old and traditional neighborhoods of Lisbon
: is the oldest neighborhood in Lisbon
, one of the most typical and
popular, often visited by tourists, with taverns, small restaurants and fado at night. More:
: neighborhood and parish (Parish of Ajuda
west of the center of Lisbon. Neighborhood and parish with a lot of tranquility, various services and a good network of
: well-known upper-middle-class residential neighborhood in Lisbon. It was in the neighborhood
das Amoreiras that the first Shopping Center in Lisbon was built. Even today, Complexo das Amoreiras, or
Torres das Amoreiras, as it is also known, is an office and housing complex that characterizes
the neighborhood with a touch of modernity in this traditional neighborhood. Relatively expensive neighborhood. It's part of
Campo de Ourique Parish
: quiet residential neighborhood, famous for its houses marked by the
Art Déco style, and which is part of the Lisbon Center area. A Parish of Areeiro
It is well served by transport (Roma-Areeiro
metro station) and other services. tree-lined streets,
with squares, inhabited by families and students.
• Baixa Pombalina
: Bairro do
Historic Center of Lisbon. Convenience, services and abundant transport make this neighborhood very sought after
and one of the most expensive in the Portuguese capital. It is part of Parish of Santa Maria Maior
• Bairro Alto
: one of the neighborhoods
most popular and lively in Lisbon, located in Freguesia da Misericórdia
one of the most expensive square meters in the Portuguese capital.
: another of Lisbon's most traditional neighborhoods, in Freguesia da Misericórdia
neighborhood emerged at the end of the 16th century. Bica
is located between the
(to the north) and Cais do Sodré
(to the south). This picturesque and popular neighborhood
it houses the famous Elevador da Bica
, which connects the neighborhood to Bairro Alto
. The Rua da Bica
de Duarte Belo
, hence the name of the place, is one of the most famous in the neighborhood.
: neighborhood in the Historic Center of Lisbon, marked by Rua do Carmo, which connects the
Rossio to Chiado. Very commercial and busy neighborhood. Belongs to Misericórdia Parish
: old and historic neighborhood, formed in the vicinity of Castelo de São Jorge
Historical and touristic place, linked to the founding of the city.
: also located in
Chiado is one of the neighborhoods with the most expensive subway in Lisbon. Central neighborhood with many amenities.
: another neighborhood with its own life, famous for the Miradouro da Graça and Feira da Ladra flea market,
fair of used or antique objects. It is part of Parish of São Vicente
: another popular neighborhood in Lisbon, located on the north bank of the Tagus River, in the
Parish of Estrela
: currently one of the most typical neighborhoods in the Portuguese capital, along with
and the Castle. It is situated between the Martim Moniz Square stretching up to the hillside
from the São Jorge Castle
: old neighborhood (17th century), formed around Largo do Rato square, former
Brazil Square. The name Rato
comes from the nickname given to Luís Gomes de Sá e Menezes
Find out more: Largo do Rato
• Santa Catarina
: Lisbon's old quarter, from the end of the 16th century. Currently, with great
population concentration, is part of the Misericórdia Parish
Historic Center of the city of Lisbon.
• São Vicente
: an old neighborhood full of charm, with small streets, this popular neighborhood has
characteristics and is located in the central area of Lisbon
, Parish of São Vicente
Learn more: Old and traditional neighborhoods of Lisbon
Lisbon's most modern neighborhoods
Check below the most modern neighborhoods in the city of Lisbon. Learn more: Modern neighborhoods in Lisbon
: pleasant residential neighborhood, not far from the city center,
well served in terms of services, with a subway station. Relatively expensive.
: pleasant, lively and quiet residential neighborhood, close to the city center,
well served by services and transport (subway station). Relatively expensive.
• Avenidas Novas
: another pleasant and quiet residential neighborhood, close to the city center,
well served in services and transport. Considered one of the best places to live in Lisbon. Expensive neighborhood.
: residential neighborhood in the north zone, about 12 km from the centre, with one of the
largest areas of green spaces in Lisbon, pleasant, with services and transport.
: residential neighborhood with many green spaces and important monuments (Mosteiro dos
Jerónimos, Belém Tower, Padrão dos Descobrimentos, Cultural Center
), well served by transport. Expensive neighborhood.
• Parque das Nações
: or Nações
, the pleasant and most modern neighborhood of Lisbon.
Quite expensive to live. Located about 10 km from the city center.
• Príncipe Real
: pleasant residential neighborhood with some mansions dating back to the 19th century
: quiet and pleasant residential neighborhood, next to Belém
• Santo Antônio
: pleasant residential neighborhood, quiet, close to the city center, very
well served in services and transport. Considered one of the best places to live in Lisbon. expensive neighborhood
(second most expensive square meter in Lisbon; the first is in Misericórdia).
Learn more: Modern neighborhoods in Lisbon
Parishes of Lisbon
See also the Parishes of the City of Lisbon