The old town of Lisbon


Where exactly is the old town of Lisbon located? 

The historic old town of Lisbon and the districts around the castle " Castelo de São Jorge ". These are the oldest districts in the city. Large areas of the city around the castle were destroyed in the devastating earthquake of 1755. During the subsequent reconstruction, a completely new district was created there, the so-called Baixa Pombalina.

What does BAIXA mean? Due to its location, Lisbon is also called the city of 7 hills. It's constantly going up and down. Hence these names (upper and lower town). In everyday life, the historic old town of Lisbon is generally referred to as Baixa by the population

The different neighbourhoods in the old town of Lisbon

The historic center of Lisbon, the picturesque Old Town, stretches along the banks of the Tagus River. Various neighborhoods characterize this historic region, each with its own charm and character. The old town with its individual districts such as Alfama, Baixa, Bairro Alto and Chiado can be easily identified on a map. These areas are characterized by narrow streets, traditional facades and historical landmarks that reflect the spirit of the past. Due to their prominent location, these districts are networked with one another.

The location of the main districts in the old town of Lisbon

360° impressions from the Baixa of Lisbon

Airport transfer - how to take the subway to the old town of Lisbon

The airport is connected by the red line. If you go to the old town you have to change once (in Alameda) to the green line.

The one-way ticket costs 1.50 euros plus 50 cents for the reloadable electronic card (if you don't already have one). Tickets can be purchased from the machines. Day tickets are certainly the best option for those who want to use the subway several times a day.

The subway is directly at Terminal 1. There are also ticket machines there. The journey takes approximately 20 minutes.

The subway works from 6:30 in the morning to 1:00 at night.

Tagus River with the  Bridge 25 de abril