Lisbon Old Town

Lisbon District
Lisbon featuring heritage architecture and a city as well as a large group of people
Discover views over the old town from hilltop Graça, Moorish history in Alfama, bustling downtown Baixa, bohemian Chiado and nightlife in Bairro Alto.

The historic heart of Lisbon is the Old Town. The area is made up of a series of districts that each have their own unique atmosphere and attractions. Tram 28 runs through the Old Town and stops frequently. Get off and explore the area on foot or station-hop from site to site.

Start in the Graça district of the Old Town to get your bearings. This hilltop neighborhood has stunning views from outdoor cafés.

Discover the Moorish history of the city at Castle de São Jorge, which dominates the hillside overlooking Alfama. Moorish rulers built the castle in the 6th century. Enjoy a multimedia show about Lisbon’s turbulent history in a restored room of the palace.

Move on to discover downtown Baixa with its large squares full of neoclassical buildings and cafés. This district was rebuilt after the Lisbon earthquake and was one of Europe’s first instances of urban planning, with pedestrian avenues, decorative arches and theaters.

Catch the tram to Chiado, a district full of 16th-century buildings. Browse designer boutiques and old bookstores. Sit in cafés where the artists and literary personalities of Lisbon once met and worked.

Explore the streets of Barrio Alto, with its mix of 16th and 19th-century homes. This district was once a working class neighborhood, but is now home to some of the most popular bars in the city.

In the evenings, catch some authentic Portuguese music in Alfama’s Fado bars, enjoy tapas and wine in Barrio Alto or sip cocktails on rooftops with views in Chiado. Tram 28 runs from early in the morning until late in the evening. Purchase a 24-hour ticket for unlimited rides for a day.

You can also discover the Old Town by joining a walking tour for a fee. Knowledgeable guides will give you insight into the Old Town’s mix of Roman and Moorish cultural influences, the history of Jewish persecution and the effect of the 1755 earthquake on the city. Organize tours through your hotel or tourist information centers within the Old Town.


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Rossio Plaza Hotel
Rossio Plaza Hotel
3 out of 5
Rua do Ouro, 266, Lisbon, 1100-581
The price is £138 per night from 18 Jul to 19 Jul
Stay at this 3-star hotel in Lisbon. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and a 24-hour front desk. Popular attractions Lisbon Oceanarium and Rossio Square are located ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (173 reviews)
"Loved the location and the property. The breakfast was amazing. Special thanks to Leticia and Rodriguez for all of their knowledge and help on the area & things to do."

Reviewed on 3 Jul 2022

Rossio Plaza Hotel
Hotel da Baixa
Hotel da Baixa
4 out of 5
231 Rua da Prata, Lisbon, 1100-170
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £168 per night from 13 Jul to 14 Jul
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Lisbon. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms in ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (543 reviews)
"Excellent hotel. Very clean and well designed and a great location in the middle of everything. Front desk staff has been very friendly and helpful…"

Reviewed on 30 Jun 2022

Hotel da Baixa
Behotelisboa
Behotelisboa
4 out of 5
Rua dos Correeiros, 136, Lisbon, 1100-168
The price is £140 per night from 24 Jul to 25 Jul
Stay at this 4-star hotel in Lisbon. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and 24-hour room service. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (988 reviews)
"Excellent! Staff was wonderful!"

Reviewed on 4 Jul 2022

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Hotel Santa Justa Lisboa
Hotel Santa Justa Lisboa
4 out of 5
Rua dos Correeiros, 204, Lisbon, 1100-170
The price is £158 per night from 11 Jul to 12 Jul
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Lisbon. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and room service. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (976 reviews)
"Hotel was a in an incredible location so close to the main tourist area. The staff were accommodating and friendly. The rooms were clean and modern."

Reviewed on 18 Jun 2022

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Lisboa Pessoa Hotel
Lisboa Pessoa Hotel
4 out of 5
Rua da Oliveira ao Carmo, 8, Lisbon, 1200-309
The price is £189 per night from 31 Jul to 1 Aug
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Lisbon. Enjoy free WiFi, a full-service spa and breakfast. Our guests praise the breakfast and the restaurant in their reviews. ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (691 reviews)
"fantastic hotel located heart of old town."

Reviewed on 28 Jun 2022

Lisboa Pessoa Hotel
Aurea Museum by Eurostars Hotel Company
Aurea Museum by Eurostars Hotel Company
5 out of 5
Rua Cais de Santarém 52, Lisbon, Lisbon, 1100-104
The price is £166 per night from 27 Jul to 28 Jul
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Lisbon. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and 24-hour room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the spacious rooms in ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (373 reviews)
"The museum inside the hotel is very impressive and unique. I also loved all the facilities and services, I had the most incredible massage here. The location is top notch too."

Reviewed on 26 Jun 2022

Aurea Museum by Eurostars Hotel Company
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