Lisbon, Neighbourhood by Neighbourhood
Colorful and charming, undulating and eclectic, Lisbon is a collection of bairros (districts) spread across seven hills. Here we share some of our tried and tested favourites. For more ideas and information, consult the Lisbon Through Four Seasons Eyes City Guide, our first-ever insider’s guide to our beloved city, designed by the staff at Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon with you in mind. Use it to plan your trip in advance, and download the PDF to your iPad to bring along as a sightseeing reference.
Chiado & Bairro Alto
Where Lisbon’s past embraces its present
The Portuguese have an anything but strict sense of time, and you’ll understand why during your exploration of Chiado and Bairro Alto, two energetic districts where shops new and old, al fresco cafés, bookstores, and nightspots expose the city at its fashionable best.
Alfama & Castle
Where it all began... Lisbon’s birthplace!
The city’s oldest quarter melds rustic charm with a daily life unchanged in centuries, and Moorish and Medieval origins are still evident at every turn: cramped little houses, cobbled narrow streets and winding alleys combine to create an atmosphere of cosy familiarity.
Lisbon's history by the waterfront
Unashamedly ostentatious, Belém’s waterfront and vast open spaces are a tribute to Portugal's Age of Discoveries and legendary nautical adventures. Belém’s monuments celebrate every momentous journey and immortalize every pioneer.
Two niche neighborhoods for lively living
Lisbon’s open-air ‘museum’
Live like a local in the newest hip neighbourhood in town
All along the streets, colourful 19th-century mansions pave the way as you wind and intertwine what feel like previously undiscovered corners, stumbling upon shop after shop of some of the coolest stuff you never knew you loved. In this part of Lisbon there are no crowds, no set itinerary, no extensive guides and maps and no one trying to tell you where to go. Explore, enter, exit and roam around at our own pace, stopping for coffee and snacks while you soak in the beauty of Príncipe Real.