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 neighbourhood 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 theatres. 

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 neighbourhood, 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. Organise tours through your hotel or tourist information centers within the Old Town.


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Top hotels in Lisbon Old Town

The Emerald House Lisbon, Curio Collection By Hilton
The Emerald House Lisbon, Curio Collection By Hilton
4 out of 5
Rua das Janelas Verdes, 130, Lisbon, 1200-690
The price is Rs11,256 per night from 4 Sep to 5 Sep
Stay at this 4-star hotel in Lisbon. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and on-site parking. Popular attractions Lisbon Oceanarium and Rossio Square are located nearby. ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (33 reviews)
"Beautiful and brand new Property in a quiet area of Lisbon, but easy to walk to the main city attractions. The Staff was extremely friendly and caring. We will definitely stay here again anytime we are back in Lisbon!"

Reviewed on 11 Aug 2022

The Emerald House Lisbon, Curio Collection By Hilton
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 Rs12,568 per night from 21 Aug to 22 Aug
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! (589 reviews)
Great One Night Stay
"Service was excellent, we were even given a free upgrade to a city view room with breakfast. Very reasonably priced for the level of service provided and amenities available. Would definitely go back and recommend to others, it’s just a shame we only had one day left of our trip!"

Reviewed on 12 Aug 2022

Hotel da Baixa
Rossio Plaza Hotel
Rossio Plaza Hotel
3 out of 5
Rua do Ouro, 266, Lisbon, 1100-581
The price is Rs13,045 per night from 28 Aug to 29 Aug
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! (303 reviews)
"Rossio Plaza Hotel is in an excellent location, easy walking to the shops and restaurants in the Centre of the city"

Reviewed on 13 Aug 2022

Rossio Plaza Hotel
Hotel Santa Justa Lisboa
Hotel Santa Justa Lisboa
4 out of 5
Rua dos Correeiros, 204, Lisbon, 1100-170
The price is Rs12,798 per night from 31 Aug to 1 Sep
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! (1,002 reviews)
"The location was perfect to explore Lisbon. The staff were extremely helpful."

Reviewed on 14 Aug 2022

Hotel Santa Justa Lisboa
Lx Boutique Hotel
Lx Boutique Hotel
4 out of 5
Rua do Alecrim, 12, Lisbon, 1200-017
The price is Rs12,721 per night from 1 Sep to 2 Sep
Stay at this 4-star boutique hotel in Lisbon. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and room service. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (980 reviews)
Room with a view
"Location is walkable to plenty of places to eat and see. We had a view of the River which was very much appreciated."

Reviewed on 11 Aug 2022

Lx Boutique Hotel
Lisboa Pessoa Hotel
Lisboa Pessoa Hotel
4 out of 5
Rua da Oliveira ao Carmo, 8, Lisbon, 1200-309
The price is Rs14,477 per night from 21 Aug to 22 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! (724 reviews)
Excellent location, spacious rooms & great service
"This is a fantastic hotel. And you can't beat the location of this hotel - so easy to walk everywhere and near a lot of restaurants. The rooms were so spacious, clean and modern. They also have a great rooftop bar with great views."

Reviewed on 11 Aug 2022

Lisboa Pessoa Hotel
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