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By Teresa Siqueira - 4 min read

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Where to stay in Lisbon

Lisbon is a highly versatile city. Filled with contrasts, its streets make every visit a completely different one. It’s one of the most remarkable cities in Portugal. The marvelous capital blends traditional heritage with the visible modernism of a growing city.

Therefore, Lisbon’s areas are extremely diverse, offering many different landmarks to discover and things to do, no matter your budget.

That said, we hope that this guide will help you find the perfect spot to stay during your time in Lisbon.

Baixa & Chiado

Many of the attractions are located in the center of the city, so you’ll definitely end up there on your trip. Staying in Baixa or Chiado will make your stay more conformable. Located in the heart of the city, Baixa is the most wanted area when deciding where to stay in Lisbon.

Chiado is also a very central area, and it’s characterized for its bohemian atmosphere and alternative character.

Verride Palácio Santa Catarina

This 18th-century restored palace is characterized by the personalized service they offer to their guests. You’ll be dazzled by its spectacular original features, including the building’s stately red-tiled staircase. They offer a relaxing rooftop pool and restaurant with an amazing 360-degree view of Lisbon’s skyline and the River Tagus.

Le Consulat

The former Brazilian consulate building is home to a unique 12-room boutique hotel. Grab a bite at their highly acclaimed restaurant. Taberna Fina serves a menu based on the day by the season and the market production. The perfect place for gastronomy lovers.

Bairro Alto Hotel

A pioneer amongst the luxury boutique hotels in Portugal, this enchanting spot is just a few minutes’ walk from Rossio Square. Despite having a touch of modernity and being fully equipped, the rooms translate the city’s traditional soul. Transfer services to Lisbon airport are available upon previous request.

Avenida da Liberdade

Avenida da Liberdade is one of the most elegant and luxurious areas on the Lisbon map. The area is characterized by its stately buildings, theaters, and luxury stores. It’s relatively close to the legendary Estádio da Luz, and you’ll find amazing places to stay in Principe Real, a short walking distance away.

Memmo Príncipe Real

This hidden touristic gem offers stunning views of the city. Carefully designed to preserve its original limestone floors and the surrounding environment, it embraces the royal heritage of the area. The mix of contemporary and classic styles offers an authentic and timeless experience of Lisbon.

Tivoli Avenida Liberdade Lisboa

A true landmark of Lisbon, this has been one of the favorite hotels across Portugal since 1933. It has become the meeting spot for celebrities, heads of state and royalty.

Bairro Alto

Bairro Alto is an old residential area located at the top of a hill with small cobblestone streets full of traditional shops and bars. The neighborhood offers a variety of bars with a bohemian atmosphere. You’ll almost certainly hear traditional fado music around every corner of this quaint district!

Located in Bairro Alto, 100 Maneiras is one of the best restaurants in Lisbon. The immersive experience is a must whenever you visit Portugal.

The Lumiares Hotel & Spa

This spot will allow you to experience Lisbon like a local, in complete luxury. The space has been designed in collaboration with Portugal’s local brands and artists. Their apartment-style rooms were built to make you feel like you have a home in the city.

Alfama

Alfama is the oldest neighborhood in Lisbon and the area that best represents the authentic character of the capital. Staying in Lisbon’s old town will guarantee you a unique and traditional experience.

Memmo Alfama

You’ll enjoy the best views of Alfama and the Tagus River from this boutique hotel, which made the list of the 48 best new urban hotels worldwide. You’ll be sleeping just a few steps away from the city’s cathedral and the Sao Jorge Castle.

Santa Clara 1728

A traditional 18th-century building that offers a unique sense of serenity and comfort. Staying here gives you the experience of a trip to the past – you feel like you’re actually living in the 1700s. Its secluded garden will give you the perfect space to enjoy a good read or a romantic stroll.

Belém

Belém is located at the mouth of the Tagus River in the west part of Lisbon. A visit to this area is mandatory due to the good number of tourist attractions and museums in the area.

Hotel Jeronimos 8

Stay at Lisbon’s first design hotel and the only place in the city where you’ll find Bussaco Reserve wines. One of the most affordable, high-quality places to sleep. An ideal spot for younger travelers.

Parque das Nações

Parques das Nações is a modern neighborhood with futuristic architecture and pedestrianized areas. You’ll find a great selection of bars, restaurants, show halls and shopping centers here.

Myriad by SANA Hotels

Last but not least on our list is this futuristic hotel, located a few steps from the Vasco da Gama Bridge. The fusion of the building with the sculptural sail has turned this hotel into a modern landmark across the city. For the finishing touch, its rooftop pool offers incredible views of the Tagus River.

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Tere is passionate about Digital Media, traveling, comedy, and writing. She explores her love for those topics by developing content about culture, nightlife, and hot spots worldwide.