Lisbon City Guide: 201 Best Travel Tips from Lisbon Locals

Pena in Lisbon

Why locals love it

It’s located in one of the seven Lisbon hills, called Santana, and counts already with more than 400 years of history. It makes part of Casco Velho, which means old part of town. One of the most visible and well known is the ancient parish of Campo Santana, it served has bullring and flea market (Feira da Ladra).

Why you should visit it

One of the seven Lisbon hills, full of streets up and down, where you can mix with the locals, taste Portuguese typical food, visit the Athenaeum or watch a show at Coliseu dos Recreios, inaugurated in 1890, being innovative in introducing architectural iron.

Special tip

Do not forget to go up or down in Lavra elevator (or you can simply climb the stairs, but there are a considerable amount of steps).

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