Lisbon

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ShermansTravel experts do the legwork – literally – to walk you through the neighborhoods and regions in your destination. From local geography to notable landmarks to the hotel and restaurant meccas, we detail which areas to scope out during your stay and which spots aren’t worth the cab fare.

Lisbon Neighborhoods

Alfama

Get lost in the city’s Moorish quarter; its steep maze of narrow alleyways hides a hilltop castle, medieval buildings, wrought-iron laundry-laden balconies, and awesome panoramas.

Baixa

Broad mosaic-paved streets, elegant squares, and neoclassical architecture make up Lisbon’s bustling lower town.

Bairro Alto

Lisbon’s party central neighborhood has a sleepy village vibe by day (and a handful of chic boutiques) but choice bars and eateries along its labyrinthine streets by night.

Chiado

Drop by the city’s culture and shopping hub to browse its fancy stores, visit its majestic old theaters, and kick back in its glossy Art Nouveau cafés.

Lapa

Wander through this leafy residential district in the western part of town, home to opulent mansions, plenty of parkland, and the stellar Ancient Art Museum.

Belém

Time-travel to Lisbon’s distant past in this historic waterfront district and explore UNESCO World Heritage sites like Torre de Belém and the Mosteiro dos Jerónimos.

Parque das Nações

Built for Expo 98, this revitalized area by the Tagus river showcases futuristic architecture, including the city’s tallest building (the 575-foot-high Vasco da Gama Tower) and the state-of-the-art Oceanário aquarium.

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