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Neighborhood advice

We are four seniors visiting Lisbon in April. Looking for a centrally located neighborhood. Quiet, restaurants and tourist sights nearby. Also, we don't mind walking, but are looking to avoid steep hills. Any advice?

Posted by
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For flat terrain look at Avenida Palace or Sofitel Hotel.

Posted by
244 posts

Just returned from 10 days in Lisboa.

  1. Lisboa is small. Taxis are inexpensive and with 4 people sharing the cost, dirt cheap.
  2. Public transit is extensive and cheap at €1.30/trip/person when you buy (pre-load) a Via Viagem card.
  3. I would focus on quiet and nearby restaurants and ignore sights as per 1 and 2 above.
  4. We loved the Bairro Alto (ages 60, 69), but it has a lot of bumps. Does have more good restaurants than you can visit.
  5. Take a look at this hotel https://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g189158-d2256927-Reviews-Casa_do_Patio_by_Shiadu-Lisbon_Lisbon_District_Central_Portugal.html and this AirBnB https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/106051?location=Lisbon%2C%20Portugal&adults=4&children=0&infants=0&guests=4&check_in=2017-11-13&check_out=2017-11-24&s=tJtxFqCm
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Hello Camille,

It's great you're visiting my country :)
One of the best places to stay in Lisbon is in Baixa... you have lots of hotels and some restaurants and is away from the steep hills... in addition, you'll have some monuments to visit nearby as well as the Tagus river mouth. There are also plenty of public transportation (bus, train, metro) so that you can go to other places like Sintra...

Enjoy :)