LISBON AREA GUIDE
Studios92 offers the perfect accommodation (hotel, hostel, studios and appartments) in Baxia. Baixa, situated in down town Lisbon, starts in Comércio Square or Terreiro do Paço.
Before the earthquake in 1775 this is the place where the Royal Palace was situated. Terreiro do Paço lies next to the river Tejo where you can see a Baroque Arch built in the 19th century. From this arch starts Rua Augusta, one of the most busy streets in Lisbon. If you like shopping, studios92 has accommodation situated next to the Avenida de Liberdade. Avenida de liberdade is the perfect place to go shopping, since this is one of the finest places in Lisbon the prices in this district can be more expensive.
The Rua Augusta brings us to the Estação do Rossio. This is a railway station where you can travel to by train.
In Rossio you will find amazing monuments, the railway station is built in the 19th century. Take the traditional Glória Lift or Santa Justa Lift to visit a different area of Lisbon (Chiado and Bairro Alto). Rossio is the place to be if you want to taste the famous “Ginginha”, the best liquor of Lisbon!
Sightseeing in Chiado
Chiado is another district of Lisbon which is located on the top of a hill. Chiado has the finest of hotels, studios and appartments of Lisbon. Chiado is the most expensive area in Lisbon, in Chiado Square you are in the heart of Lisbon. The river Tejo is visible on different locations throughout Chiado. We offer the best possible accommodation if you are looking for a romantic environment in the capital of Portugal!
After that you have to make a stop and take a rest in “A Brasileira” coffee in Rua Garret, this traditional coffee is famous because of Fernando Pessoa one of the great Portuguese writers and poets. Still today “A Brasilieira” is a meeting point for every Portuguese artist, all Lisbon inhabitants and tourists.
At the same street Rua Garret you also can go shopping to Armazéns do Chiado, a historical trade place that burnt down in 1988 and was completely rebuilt. This major project was carried out by the great Portuguese architect Álvaro Siza Vieira.
Attractions in Bairro Alto
Next to Chiado you can find Bairro Alto, a must-see district if you visit Lisbon! Bairro Alto is the place where Portuguese artists, stylist and designers live. There you can find good restaurants and the typical houses of “Fado”.
Bairro Alto is the perfect place to see the sunset, you just have to go to one of the great viewpoints of Lisbon “Miradouro de Santa Catarina” and start a memorable evening in Lisbon Bairro Alto. The accommodation we provide is excellent to experience one of nature's most beautiful works. Bairro Alto is the perfect place to have a drink and dinner in one of the many restaurants and bars. If you visit Bairro Alto make sure you take time to go and visit the botanical garden of Principe real. A garden with plants and trees from all over the world. The garden of Principe real was founded in 1874.
Sightseeing in Alfama
Alfama is a historical district of Lisbon and the perfect place if you want to enjoy sightseeing.
Built around the 12th century, Alfama still has several historical buildings that survived the earthquake of 1755. On the top of the hill you can see São Jorge Castle, that was built at the Romans period around the 5th century and was extended by the Visigoths during the 9th century. The great Cathedral of Lisbon, “Sé de Lisboa”, was built on the 12th century is also in Alfama.
Alfama is a picturesque area with narrow streets, old shops, fantastic restaurants and everywhere you can listen to “Fado”, the typical Portuguese music. The complete alfama area has plenty of history and if you have the opportunity to go there on a Tuesday or Saturday you should visit the second hand market, “Feira da Ladra”.
At 13th of June there are celebrations for Santo António, a Lisbon patron. If you book your accommodation in Alfama you must try the sardines in Alfama. They are sold on the street and amongst the best sardines in the world!
Sightseeing Attractions in Belém
Another amazing area of Lisbon is Belém. Belém has two of the worlds greatest heritages, being the Monastery of Jerónimos and the Belém Tower. Both are located next to the river Tejo. If you like culture, studios92 advises you to look for hotels in the Belém area.
Belém is the official residence of the Republic President CCB - Centro Cultural de Belém - almost everyday Belém has musical or theatre events. At this cultural centre you can also find the Design Museum and multiple art galleries with temporary and a permanent exhibitions.
After you visit these attractions in Lisbon you can take a rest and eat the special small cake, “Pasteis de Belém” or “Pastéis de nata”, which goes perfect with a cup of tea.
Sightseeing in Parque das Nações
Parque das Nações is a relative new area in Lisbon. This park was built for the worlds Expo’98 and was afterwards renamed as the Parque das Nações. Accommodation here is perfect for people who like to visit one of the more modern areas of Lisbon. By the river you can see the huge bridge of Vasco da Gama which has a lenght of 17 km.
Parque das Nações is also perfect for those who like outdoor sports such as jogging, cycling or for those who like a romantic stroll alongside the river Tejo.