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The Best Areas to Stay in Lisbon

Lisbon is a relatively large city, and every corner of it has another attraction. Attracting millions of tourists every year, some parts of the city carry the load of accommodation. Luckily, these districts and places are not few and the city has no shortage of this service. However, it is worth noting that the summer months are especially popular among tourists and Lisbon tend to get quite crowded from June to September. Naturally, pricing for accommodation goes up, too. Wherever it is that the visitors plan to stay in, it is best to book ahead.

1Alfama

Alfama is the oldest part of Lisbon, and naturally, it has a diverse historical background with amazing architectural reflections. Also one of the most popular tourist spots, Alfama offers a lot to its visitors. Tourists here can spend their time exploring old maze-like streets, enjoy fado performances, view the city from one of the viewpoints or visit the landmarks all day long.

2Bairro Alto

Bairro Alto is the district of the city which sleeps until night and awakens at night. People who like a little bit of noise prefer Bairro Alto, because the district has a vibrant nightlife. Like Alfama, Bairro Alto, too, is full of small streets that host countless bars, cafes, restaurants and boutiques. If visitors choose to stay out of the noisy parts but still close, outside of the central Bairro Alto might be a good choice.

3Cais do Sodre

Now one of the most hip districts of the Portuguese capital, Cais do Sodre was –not so long ago- a rough neighbourhood. Renovated into a quirky new setup, the district now has some of the most trendy bars, clubs, markets, restaurants and cafes in town.

4Belem

One of the cultural centres of Lisbon, Belem is where Vasco da Gama started his trips that eventually made Portugal a colonial empire that governed trading activities overseas. Landmarks like Belem Tower, Jeronimos Monastery and Maritime Museum are all in this part of the city. Belem also hosts one of Europe’s best art galleries named Berardo Collection.

5Baixa and Chiado

Baixa and Chiado constitute the historic centre of the Portuguese capital. As a good example of late 18th century urban planning, Baixa manages to survive change with its traditional shops and markets. Praça do Comercio which is also popular among tourists is also situated here. Chiado, compared to Baixa, is more of a shopping neighbourhood where high-end brands showcase their quality.

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