Lisbon is known for their art, architecture, delicious seafood and pastries! It has seen recent resurgence in recent years and has many many fights coming and going from the UK and Europe making it a perfect location for a weekend away or week long vacation. Lisbon is the capitol of Portugal and a cultural hub.
This is a vibrant hub for both tourists and residents wanting to wander beautiful streets and and pop in and out of shops and restaurants. The centre of Lisbon is also known as Baixa. This area stretches from the banks of the river to the main street Avenida da Liberdale. This area has many Neoclassical elements of architecture currently being considered for a world heritage site. It's filled with elegant squares and plazas. This is a great place to stay because you can walk to most major attractions.
Stay at Browns Hotel Downtown
Oldest Quarter - Alfama
This is the oldest area of Lisbon and has many cobbled streets that wind through the city. There are many historical places and building in this area such as the National Pantheon and Saint Anthony’s Church. There are many shops, artisan markets and funky cafes in this area that are best found by getting lost and wandering around the streets. The Ancient Castle of Lisbon is also in this area.
Stay at the boutique hotel SANTIAGO DE ALFAMA
Swanky - Avenida da Liberdade
This is a 90 metre-wide boulevard, 1100 m long that houses many main shops and attractions in Lisbon. Separated with pedestrian sidewalks with gardens. It's simply referred to by many of Lisbon's people by "The Avenue". There is a mix of old and new buildings along the Avenue and houses many designer shops.
Splurge and stay at the Avenida Palace.
Bohemian - The High District
This is a lively district filled with bars and restaurants with chilled vibes and cafes open late. It's considered a vibrant area with lots going on in terms of where to eat and where to drink. There are lots of older streets to wander along and discover.
Try somewhere different the hostel HUB New Lisbon Hotel.