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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Top hotels in Lisbon Old Town

Esqina Cosmopolitan Lodge
Esqina Cosmopolitan Lodge
4 out of 5
Rua da Madalena, 195, Lisbon
The price is Rs4,366 per night from 31 Jan to 1 Feb
Located in Lisbon Old Town, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Se and Lisbon Cathedral. Rossio Square and Commerce Square are also within 10 minutes. Igreja ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (151 reviews)
"We had a wonderful time there. The hotel was immaculate. Beautiful outside terrace. The staff were lovely and very accommodating. Helped with dinner reservations and car transport. I’d highly recommend."

Reviewed on 1 Jan 2022

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Behotelisboa
Behotelisboa
4 out of 5
Rua dos Correeiros, 136, Lisbon
The price is Rs5,813 per night from 1 Feb to 2 Feb
Located in Lisbon Old Town, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Santa Justa Elevator and Rossio Square. Commerce Square and Lisbon Cathedral are also within ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (971 reviews)
"Good location and great service"

Reviewed on 17 Jan 2022

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Hotel da Baixa
Hotel da Baixa
4 out of 5
231 Rua da Prata, Lisbon
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs7,153 per night from 30 Jan to 31 Jan
Located in Lisbon Old Town, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Figueira Square and Rossio Square. Commerce Square and Lisbon Cathedral are also within 10 ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (431 reviews)
"I am so happy to have chosen Hotel da Baixa for my Lisbon stay. Staff is very polite and friendly and the rooms are super comfortable."

Reviewed on 28 Dec 2021

Hotel da Baixa
Hotel Santa Justa Lisboa
Hotel Santa Justa Lisboa
4 out of 5
Rua dos Correeiros, 204, Lisbon
The price is Rs6,642 per night from 27 Jan to 28 Jan
Located in Lisbon Old Town, this hotel is steps away from Figueira Square and Rossio Square. Commerce Square and Lisbon Cathedral are also within 10 minutes. ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (971 reviews)
"Awesome all the way!! Check in staff was just great!! Coming back for sure!"

Reviewed on 6 Jan 2022

Hotel Santa Justa Lisboa
9Hotel Mercy
9Hotel Mercy
4 out of 5
Rua da Misericordia, 76, Lisbon
The price is Rs5,975 per night from 27 Jan to 28 Jan
Located in Bairro Alto, this boutique hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Fado in Chiado and Rossio Square. Commerce Square and Lisbon Cathedral are also within ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (942 reviews)
"good location, good price, friendly staff"

Reviewed on 2 Jan 2022

9Hotel Mercy
Villa Baixa - Lisbon Luxury Apartments
Villa Baixa - Lisbon Luxury Apartments
4 out of 5
Rua de Santa Justa 45, Lisbon
The price is Rs10,406 per night from 27 Jan to 28 Jan
Located in Lisbon Old Town, this apartment building is steps away from Figueira Square and Rossio Square. Commerce Square and Lisbon Cathedral are also within ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (275 reviews)
"Oly there overnight for flight out next morning. Ideally located for sight seeing"

Reviewed on 25 Dec 2021

Villa Baixa - Lisbon Luxury Apartments
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