Squares & Streets in Lisbon


Lisbon is dotted with beautiful squares, wide avenidas and narrow, winding roads. Some are especially romantic, others are great and show you the illustrious history of the Portuguese society over the years.We have listed a number of these squares and streets for you. That will come in handy if you want to discover the city!You can find these squares and streets in Lisbon.

Ribeira das Naus – down to the beach in Lisbon

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Looking to cool off during the hot summer days, but your visit to Lisbon is just too short to go to the beach? Don’t panic! Grab your beach towel and head to Ribeira das Naus! Ribeira das Naus is the promenade along the Tagus River between Praça de Comercio and…

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Miradouro da Graça – inspiration for artists

The Miradouro da Graça viewpoint, also known as Miradouro Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen, is especially popular with young people who seek some cooling down in the shade of the pine trees on the terrace of the café. Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen This miradouro contains a bronze statue of…

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Mosaics in Lisbon – where art hits the streets

When you book a trip to Lisbon and read all the things in your travel guides you want to see and do, you will sometimes forget that almost everywhere you go or stand in Lisbon, art is literally in the streets. The streets of Lisbon are often beautifully covered with…

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Campo das Cebolas – spectacular view of Alfama

In the 13th century a daily vegetable market was held at Campo das Cebolas. It is also from this time that the square owes its name. Campo das Cebolas literally translates to “onion field”. From parking lot to chill field As long as I can remember, Campo das Cebolas was…

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Miradouro de Santa Luzia – romantic view

If it’s romance you want, you have to go to Miradouro de Santa Luzia. This beautiful vantage point is next to the eponymous church: Santa Luzia. The view of this miradouro covers the oldest part of the city, Alfama en de Taag. Even though this miradouro is located on a…

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Arco do Triunfo da Rua Augusta

Arco do Triunfo da Rua Augusta is the gateway to the Baixa district, with Rua Augusta as its main street. DThe arch was built after the 1755 earthquake that destroyed a large part of Lisbon, in particular the Baixa. The arch rests on six Corinthian columns. Various statues can be…

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Pink Street – rua Nova do Carvalho

Rua Nova do Carvalho, is better known with tourists as Pink Street. Currently it is one of the most famous and favorite nightlife areas of locals, but you will also find tourists there. The bars in Bairro Alto in Bairro Alto close earlier than in Rua Nova do Carvalho, making…

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Lisbon with children – our favorite playgrounds

Like most big cities, Lisbon keeps a keen eye on the the little ones. There are more than 150 playgrounds in the city, suitable for kids between 3 and 9 years. The playgrounds are maintained by the municipality and are often in near perfectly condition. You rarely encounter defective playground…

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Basílica da Estrela: beautiful light and view

Basílica da Estrela is often skipped by tourists, probably because it’s not in the city centre. Big mistake, because for me this basilica is one of the most beautiful churches in Lisbon. The Basílica da Estrela distinguishes itself with the white dome that rises high above the surroundings and is…

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Miradouros – scenic viewpoints in Lisbon

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Lisbon is built on seven hills, so there is always a place with an overlook of the city. Miradouros (scenic viewpoints) are often tiled with azulejos (Portuguese tiles). You won’t just find tourists here, the locals also like to enjoy the view of their city. Especially couples in love make…

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Marquês de Pombal – mega roundabout

Marquês de Pombal is one of the busiest traffic squares in Lisbon, I think it’s fantastic to drive to or from the Baixa via this roundabout. It’s always a guess how many rounds you have to make before you take the right turn. Anyone who has driven around the Arc…

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Rua do Carmo – from Rossio to Rua Garrett

The cozy street Rua do Carmo is located in the center of Lisbon; from Rossio you walk uphill on this street to Rua Garrett. Halfway up the street is an old green truck from which you’ll recognize the first sounds of Fado. t’s basically a traditional boombox on wheels, but…

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Avenida da Liberdade – avenue of freedom

Avenida da Liberdade (Avenue of freedom) is an important street in Lisbon. It connects Praça dos Restauradores with the Marquês de Pombal square. The Avenida is a posh shopping street with shops such as Prada, Armani, Louis Vuitton, Dolce & Gabbana and many more luxury boutiques. There are also lots…

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Rua Augusta – from Rossio to Praça de Comércio

The walk from Rossio to Praça de Comércio will lead you through one of these ruas in the Baixa neighbourhood: Rua Augusta, Rua da Prata, Rua dos Correeiros, Rua dos Sapateiros, each street has a different charm and something else to offer. The most famous of the above streets is…

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Rossio – Praça Dom Pedro IV

Officially this square is called Praça Dom Pedro IV, but ever since it was created, in the middle ages, it’s gone by its more popular name, Rossio. In the Middle Ages, Rossio was the place to be for executions, bullfighting and demonstrations, but it doubled as a meeting place. The…

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