Where to stay in Lisbon

Which is the best location to stay in Lisbon?

Both the capital city and the largest city in Portugal, Lisbon has become one of the continent’s major economic centres over the years and is now a hub for media, finance, commerce, arts, entertainment, education and tourism. As one of the world’s oldest cities, Lisbon does attract many visitors each year and the airport here, Lisbon Portela Airport, sees more than 18 million passengers a year pass through. The city provides a fascinating combination of the old and new and thanks to its economic growth coupled with being home to one of the biggest container ports on the European Atlantic Coast, it has become a thriving and bustling destination. Today, Lisbon offers access to many great attractions, including museums, architectural places of interest, cultural attractions and more.


The best areas to stay in Lisbon are La Baixa (historic city centre) and Avenida Da Liberdade (new city centre). La Baixa is the old city centre and the commercial heart of Lisbon buzzing with activity. Staying in this area will enable you to enjoy access not only to many of the city’s great attractions but also to a range of amenities such as shopping and dining facilities. Another great place to stay when visiting Lisbon is Avenida Da Liberdade, which is the main avenue in the city and stretches for a mile. This is an elegant and attractive avenue dating back to the 19th century and reminiscent of the Champs Elysees in Paris.

Hotel   Avg price
Hotel Portuense
Rua Das Portas De Santo Antão, 149-157
108€ - 131$
Hotel   Avg price
Browns' Downtown Hotel
Rua Dos Sapateiros 69-79,
81€ - 98$
Hotel   Avg price
Hotel Mundial
Praça Martim Moniz 2
110€ - 133$
Solar do Castelo
rua das Cozinhas, 2
175€ - 212$
Heritage Av Liberdade
Avenida da Liberdade, 28
199€ - 241$
Hotel   Avg price
Sofitel Lisbon Liberdade
Avenida da Liberdade, 127
152€ - 184$
Hotel Avenida Palace
Rua 1º de Desembro, 123
187€ - 226$


If you are interested in where to stay in Lisbon, you may also be interested in where to stay in Porto and where to stay in Algarve,

La Baixa, the best area to stay in Lisbon

La Baixa LisbonIf you want to put yourself at the heart of this unique city, staying in the La Baixa area is the perfect solution, as this will put you at what is considered the core of the city. This is the downtown area of Lisbon and forms the commercial heart of the city. Here you will find the main banking and shopping districts along with a variety of cafes, street vendors, pedestrianised streets, and even street entertainment, making it a unique and exciting area to stay in. One of the reasons people decide to stay in this part of Lisbon is because it provides easy access to the major attractions and places of interest in the city. It is also convenient for accessing facilities such as eateries, hotels, shops and public transport such as metro, trams and buses.


This part of the city also has a number of elegant squares, some of which are surrounded by neoclassical architecture. The shop fronts are tiled in Art Deco style while the cafes and bars are often elaborately decorated. All of this combined gives this part of Lisbon an elegant and rather grand appearance. While the area is the commercial hub of Lisbon, it is also a great place to explore history and culture, with a range of places of interest to visit.


You can see the talented silversmiths and goldsmiths in this city at work and browse their creations when you take a trip down the Rua da Prata (Street of Silver) or the Rua Aurea (Street of Gold). You will also find yourself within easy reach of an array of attractions, which are easily accessible on foot or by making use of the good transport links in the downtown area. This includes attractions such as the Praco Do Comercio, a large historical square that is also home to the oldest cafe in the city. The oldest church in Lisbon is Lisbon Cathedral, which dates back to 1147 and is an architecturally fascinating place to visit. Located on the highest hill in the historic centre of the city is the Castle of St. George, which can also be reached with ease from La Baixa.


Other attractions that are within easy reach from the downtown area include Santa Justa Lift, Carmo Convent, the Chafariz do Carmo fountain, and Restauradores Square, where you will find some beautifully elaborate buildings including Palacio Foz.



Hotels in La Baixa


Avenida Da Liberdade , an alternative place to stay in Lisbon

Avenida Da Liberdade LisbonWhile the downtown area of La Baixa provides you with the perfect opportunity to stay in what is classed as the beating heart of Lisbon, you will also find other options available when it comes to selecting the best location for your needs. If you are looking to stay in a place that is attractive, elegant, and provides easy access to a variety of facilities, Avenida Da Liberdade could be the perfect choice.


This is a popular and well-known avenue in the city and might be compared to the Champs Elysees in Paris, as it is also filled with designer shops, banks, grand hotels, and posh eateries. This grand avenue stretches for a mile and is over 300 feet wide. When you stay at the Avenida Da Liberdade, you can look forward to being in an area that is elegant, grand and attractive with the added bonus of offering a host of amenities right on your doorstep. This includes shops such as D&G, Louis Vuitton and Burberry.


The pavement of the Avenida Da Liberdade is adorned with elegant patterns with the fountains and outdoor cafes adding to its elegant appeal. This is also an area that is ideal for those who are into architecture, as you will find that some of the original mansions that lined the avenue have been impressively preserved, so you can still admire their grandeur. Another point of interest on this avenue is the Monument to the Heroes of the Great War.


Getting around from your base at Avenida Da Liberdade is simple, as you can explore on foot as well as by public transport. You will find a wide variety of attractions that are within easy reach of this avenue, such as Rossio Square, the Rua Augusta shopping street, the Conceicao Velha Church, Sao Domingos Church and Edward VII Park. There are several metro stations that are situated along this avenue, so you won’t have a problem getting around in order to explore and enjoy other parts of the city.



Hotels in Avenida Da Liberdade