What are the most important neighborhoods in Lisbon?

most important neighborhoods in Lisbon

There is nothing like getting to know a city through its neighborhoods. And even more so in the case of the capital of Portugal, since the neighborhoods of Lisbon show a different side of the city, reflecting its diversity. Stroll through the streets, relax in the squares, stroll through the shops, have a coffee …

These are the kind of things that make you really get to know and enjoy a city. The Portuguese capital has some of the most important neighborhoods in the whole country. Do you want to discover them all?

On your school trip you can’t miss a visit to the most beautiful neighborhoods of Lisbon. With Natuaventura, we will guide you to discover each and every one of the known and unknown corners, with professional instructors leading the excursions to make the typical sightseeing tour become an unforgettable excursion.


Born as a fishermen’s neighborhood, Alfama has been growing on the slopes of St. George’s Castle. It is one of the most popular neighborhoods of the city where you can witness the soul and essence of Lisbon. Alfama is also the birthplace of Fado. Stroll through its streets, see its peeling facades, its traditional streetcar 28… We promise you that it is well worth the visit. What can you see on your visit to the Alfama neighborhood?

  • Feira da Ladra
  • Botto Machado Garden
  • Santa Lucia viewpoint
  • Fado Museum
  • Sé (Lisbon Cathedral)
  • George’s Castle
  • Casa dos Bicos
  • National Pantheon
  • Mirador das Portas do Sol

Bairro Alto

The trendy Bairro Alto is one of the most beautiful neighborhoods in Lisbon and the most famous for its nightlife. The best restaurants in town to taste the gastronomy, numerous cocktail bars, jazz clubs and live music (to listen to the famous fados) are the ingredients of a growing neighborhood, which receives more and more foreign visitors. In its streets, fashionable stores coexist with stylishly decorated restaurants. This is what you can see there:

  • Da Bica elevator
  • Santa Catalina viewpoint
  • San Pedro de Alcántara Viewpoint
  • Pavilhão Chinês
  • Glória Elevator
  • Príncipe Real Flea Market


Between Baixa and Bairro Alto is located the most bohemian neighborhood of Lisbon, the Chiado. This neighborhood is closely linked to intellectual life, as it has several museums, exhibition halls and other places of cultural interest:

  • Convento do Carmo
  • Chiado Museum
  • Santa Justa elevator
  • Café A Brasileira


The Belém district, one of the most beautiful neighborhoods in Lisbon and a reminder of the golden Age of Discoveries, is located at the edge of the Tagus River. It is a must-see if you are in Lisbon, because here you will find some of the most interesting museums and some World Heritage monuments, such as the impressive Jerónimos Monastery or the Belém Tower, the most recognizable symbol of the city. You can also visit the Antiga Confeitaria de Belém, where you can taste the famous Belém cakes following the old recipe. These are the places of tourist interest that you can visit:

  • Jerónimos Monastery
  • Belém Tower
  • Monument to the Discoveries
  • Antiga Confeitaria de Belém
  • 25 de Abril Bridge
  • MAAT (Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology)

The Baixa

In the lower part of Lisbon and separating Alfama from the Barrio Alto, is the Baixa Pombalina, named after the Marquis of Pombal, who rebuilt its design after the earthquake suffered in 1755. In this neighborhood are some of the most important tourist monuments:

  • Rossio Square
  • Church of Santo Domingo
  • Viewpoint of Rua Augusta Arch
  • Commerce Square
  • Santa Justa elevator
  • George Castle Elevator
  • Restauradores Square
  • Roman Catacombs

Park of the Nations

This former industrial suburb has become today the ultra-modern building district of Lisbon, with a futuristic look. The Parque das Nações clearly stands out from the rest of Lisbon’s neighborhoods and is the clearest example of the city’s ability to reinvent itself; in fact, in 1998, it was the site of the Universal Exposition.

  • Lisbon Oceanarium
  • Vasco da Gama Tower
  • Pavilhão do Conhecimento
  • Cable car
  • Gare do Oriente Station

Guide to organize your school trip to Lisbon

If you are thinking of organizing your school trip to Lisbon, you have come to the perfect place because in this guide is all the information you need before and during the trip: accommodation, gastronomy, transportation, possible itineraries, excursions…

Plan your school trip to Lisbon with Natuaventura, we offer you as many possibilities as you can imagine, and a team of instructors with more than 15 years of experience in school trips. Do not miss any detail!

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