Lisbon. Praca do Principe Real and Rua Dom Pedro V.

Whenever I am in Lisbon, I’m staying in the Bairro Alto neighborhood. There’s plenty of accomondation (such as Pensao Globo, the Independente Hostel & Suites, Residencia do Norte or Pensao Londres) as well as cafes, restaurants, shops and and amazing views. Within the last years I came to love the upper part of Bairro Alto (where all of the above mentioned places are located) and the adjacent neighborhood Principe Real.

Here are some spots I love:

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The bar “Lost In” offers cocktails, snacks, cozy seating and a stunning view over Lisbon.

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The “Pensao Londres” (Rua Dom Pedro V 53) is my first choice for accommodation; rooms cost between 20€-35€ per person a night including breakfast.

If you miss breakfast at the Pensao, downstairs is the Padaria Sao Roque – one of the prettiest cafes in Lisbon, which is also known by the name “Catedral do Pao” (Cathedral of Bread).

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The little park at Praca do Principe Real does not have one, but two Quiosques. Little (self-service) cafes you can find all over Lisbon, offering drinks and snacks.

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The cypress in the middle of Praca do Principe Real has a caliber of 23 meters.

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Lisbon lovers at Praca do Principe Real 28A offers souvenirs for reasonable prices, which are luckily not as boring as the stuff you’d find in a traditional souvenir shop.

Next door is a new shopping gallery called “Embaixada”, located in an moorish palace (click here to see my post about it).

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