CAMPO DE OURIQUE | Neighbourhoods

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Today we talk about probably the most peaceful neighborhood of Lisbon. Built by the Engineer Ressano Garcia in 1879, Campo de Ourique is mainly known for its quite streets, and its traditional commerce.

Week or weekend you won’t find here the crowd you would find a shopping center, and still, we’re sure that you will find lots of great things to fill your shopping bags.

Campo de Ourique is also considered the neighborhood with the best living conditions in Lisbon. Fernando Pessoa, that lived some time in Hotel Bragança (lx boutique hotel), also lived next to Campo de Ourique’s market.

This market is the most recent attraction in town. It’s the new meeting point of people of all ages, where you’ll have several new stands (replacing the old fish and fruit stands) with different types of food and drinks.

Besides the market, if you go to Campo de Ourique you must visit Santo Condestável church, have some cakes at Padaria Portuguesa (Portuguese Pastry), eat in one its many good restaurants and take a walk through its beautiful central garden.

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BAIRRO ALTO | Neighborhoods

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BAIRRO ALTO – NEIGHBORHOODS

Lisbon is a city known by its traditional neighborhoods. They are the main ingredients to its charm and it’s a wast coming to Lisbon and not walking through their picturesque streets experiencing their enchantment.

This week we bring to you Bairro Alto, which is one of the most representative neighborhoods of Lisbon. Its narrow and secular streets are filled with local business, from restaurants, Fado houses and bars, to fashion stores and tattoo shops.

Bairro Alto is one of the most important hotspots of the Lisbon Night Circuit (if not the very most one). Mainly in the summer, people from all generations and countries get together and enjoy its unique environment.

Definitely a must see experience neighborhood of Lisbon, which deserves a considerable portion of your time to enjoy it!

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ALFAMA | Neighborhoods

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The first Lisbon neighborhood we present is Alfama, the oldest one is Lisbon, located near the Castle. Its name comes from the Arab al-hamma (الحمّة), which means fountains or baths. From the beginning existed here natural water springs which were piped to fountains, and that gave Alfama its name.

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You’ll be able to have magnificent views over Alfama, from spots like Portas do Sol and Santa Luzia.

Alfama is one of Lisbon’s most visited areas, and is most known for its typical Portuguese restaurants, and Fado Houses. Also, in June Lisbon celebrates the “Santos Populares“, one week celebrating Santo António (Lisbon’s Saint), with lots of eating, drinking, singing and dancing in the streets, and Alfama is one of the Top Spots of this fests.

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CHIADO | Lisbon In One Hour

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Coming down from miradouro São Pedro all the way will lead you to Largo de Camões, and turning left, you have the Chiado area, which is the most trendy  and typical shopping area in this historic part of Lisbon. Explore it – it’s a beautiful walk – and  you will find the perfect gifts from your Lisbon trip.

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