The best streets for those who want to live in Lisbon obviously depend on personal preferences. Taking into account some important aspects of a happy and healthy life, however, we have been able to bring together the places that invite us to live (and make the most of) this European capital.
Everyone is different and what a person values in a home depends on personal and unique features of the property. Although this is true, knowing what features are valued in a property or a region, it becomes possible to identify the Lisbon area that most invites people to buy the right residence for every taste and need.
People have many requirements in mind when choosing the right house for themselves. Naturally, a young man who looks for leisure time will have very different tastes from a family with children, which prioritises education or accessibility to amenities.
In the mind of a person, when he chooses the right place to live, there may be elements as diverse as upper class areas; the search for greenery or with privileged views of the river or the sea; the desire to live in a historic part of the city; the need to be in a region with parking space, well served by transport or close to schools and hospitals; looking for recreational areas and nightlife or simply looking for an area where they can find homes with good areas and new-build homes.
The fact is that Lisbon, due to its diversity and offer, turns out to be a convergent space, where there are valid and very suitable options for all types of people, regardless of their needs.
Considering this huge diversity of tastes and also the various regions of Lisbon, we have gathered a few streets that can meet the expectations of those who want to live in Lisbon. Read about the best streets in the capital and choose the one that best suits you.
1. Rua de Sant'Ana and Rua de São Félix, Lapa
In Lapa, we can find Rua de Sant'Ana where the upper class status exists, in a historical and traditional way. Having housed the elite upper class, this area has wide streets lined by manor houses, palaces and villas.
In the middle of the 21st century, this region is not only appealing for its excellence but also for being close to renowned schools (including Salesiano College, green spaces (such as Prazeres Garden and Estrela Garden) and health care services.
In addition, at Rua de São Félix you can also enjoy all the convenience of access, with proximity to cultural, health and education centres and also a beautiful view over the river.
2. Rua da O Século, Bairro Alto
Whoever hears the name, Bairro Alto, will soon know that this is the perfect location for those who want a place with excellent nightlife and leisure activities to enjoy but also allows one to enjoy a safe and quiet life and close to many amenities.
Here, in addition to the traditional bars and venues, artistic and cultural meeting spaces can be found, such as the Príncipe Real Garden and the Bairro Theatre.
This is a vibrant, avant-garde area that does not have a lack of institutions, such as education (with the National Conservatory and Manuel's Secondary School nearby); health (St. Louis Hospital and Jesus Hospital) and commerce.
3. Costa do Castelo and Rua de Santa Cruz do Castelo
The Castelo area not only invites you to move there, but also invites you to stay there, since it boasts many properties for sale by renowned companies, such as Engel & Völkers.
Here, palatial buildings, with handpainted tiles and wonderful views of the most traditional area of the city, are within the proximity to the most traditional and unique features of Lisbon.
The houses in this region of the capital are large and spacious, since they are real palaces, near traditional grocery stores and bistros. You can also find the most traditional restaurants and homemade confectionery shops here.
The Castle of São Jorge, as well as its public garden are also places that make these Lisbon streets highly appealing.