The coolest neighbourhood in town
At the top of one of the city’s seven hills, the São Roque hill to be precise, lies the trendiest district in Lisbon. The most beautiful aristocratic old buildings, immaculately maintained, several gardens each with its buzzing kiosks, stylish signature shops and trendy restaurants. It is definitely the place to see and to be seen!
On the main square, the one the area is named after, you have several markets taking place throughout the week: either you can find vintage treasures in the antique fair, handicrafts made by talented locals, or organic fruits and vegetables brought by farmers from all over the country who come to sell their high quality products.
Many young entrepreneurs chose to settle here as the area was still not invaded by all the mainstream brands: the result is a blend of several cuisine styles from all around the world, from concept hamburgers to peruvian ceviche, you can find it all!
For unique souvenirs you have portuguese brands showcasing their proud makings in gallery-like concept stores. Not to be missed.
Eat and Drink
The peruvian ceviche arrived in Lisbon by the hand of one of our best known chefs, Kiko Martins.
Fashionable food, stylish interior in a bright cool space. You won’t want to miss the Pisco!
They don’t take reservations so if you don’t want to wait for a long time, try not to get there after 7pm.
Rua dom pedro V, 129 // 12:30pm – 12:00am Daily
This old grocery shop is now a very cozy restaurant, decorated with flair and close attention to detail.
Staff is friendly and attentive and the petiscos are to die for.
Reservations are strongly recommended because it fills up quick and the word is out about this taste in heaven.
Travessa de São José, 1 // 12pm – 3pm | 7pm – 1am Tuesday to Sunday
If you are a steak fan, than don’t look any further.
The space is very cozy with a simple entrance that makes us feel as if we are in the comfort of our home.
During summer you can have your meal in the charming garden.
Calçada do Patriarcal, 40 // 12pm – 12am – Sunday to Wednesday // 12pm-1am Thursday to Saturday
A very small authentic restaurant with kind staff and traditional portuguese food.
Don’t expect them to speak good English!
Rua Dom Pedro V, 137 // 12pm – 3:30pm | 7pm – 12am Monday to Saturday
Quiosque do Oliveira
The most famous kiosk between locals. Perfect to go for a beer after a long day of work or after a long day of strolling.
Praça Príncipe Real // 7am-9pm Daily
A craft beer bar with a collection that is quite nice.
The staff is very friendly and always ready to help you find the beer you want.
Praça das Flores, 62 // 3:30pm – 1am Daily
This isn’t actually one of our favourite places to eat but… It’s perfect to have a drink overlooking the view on their stunning terrace.
Rua Dom Pedro V, 56D // 4pm-12am – Monday // 12:30pm-12am – Tuesday to Saturday
One of the most eclectic classic bars in Lisbon.
You can easily spend hours looking through all of the uniquely decorated rooms, while enjoying some of their exquisite cocktails.
R. Dom Pedro V, 89 // 6pm-2am – Monday to Saturday | 9pm-2am Sundays
Do and See
Take some time to explore the expansive garden, where there are tropical trees, plants and lots of paths.
It is always worth looking at their website to see the exhibitions that are taking place.
Rua da Escola Politécnica 56 // 10am-5pm – Tuesday to Sunday // Ticket (Museum+Botanical Garden) 6€
Another gorgeous viewpoint, overlooking the Alfama and Graça hills, the downtown and the river.
The perfect place to rest, as it has blenches and two kiosks with drinks and snacks.
A romantic square, with its small garden and a beautiful kiosk.
Surrounded by small local shops, cafes and restaurants, this little square is a real jewel.
The building, designed by Siza Vieira, is enough to make your visit worthy.
Júlio Pomar is one of the most well known portuguese artists and you get to see some of his amazing work at this peculiar museum.
R. Vale, 7 // 10am-1pm | 2pm-6pm – Tuesday to Sunday // Ticket 2€
A breathtaking palace converted into a concept store, hosting portuguese new labels.
A visit is worth, even if you don’t want to shop!
Praça do Príncipe Real, 26 // 12am-8pm – Daily
They opened in 2012 as one of the coolest concept store for children’s in Lisbon
The years went by, the shop got bigger and now you can find things for everyone in the family.
Rua Dom Pedro V, 74 // 10:30am – 20pm – Monday to Saturday
We know that maybe this is not the kind of shop you were thinking, but this fish shop couldn’t be out of our list.
The shop is super cute, the fish is always fresh and they are surely the best fish shop account on Instagram.
Praça das Flores 55 // 8:30am-8:30pm – Tuesday to Saturday
An antique shop specialized in tiles.
From restored tiles dating back to the 15th century to the ones produced on the 1930’s – you can find it all.
Rua Dom Pedro V, 68-70 // 10am-7pm – Monday to Saturday
Another concept store placed in a beautiful old palace.
You will find unusual, handmade items, many locally made. A good place to look for tasteful souvenirs.
Rua da Escola Politécnica, 42 // 12am-8pm – Daily