Príncipe Real

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07 February 2019

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Príncipe Real

Príncipe Real is like the older, sophisticated sister to the more famous, bohemian Bairro Alto, filled with trendy restaurants, grand mansions, tiny antique shops  and gardens. This neighborhood is located between Miradouro São Pedro de Alcântara, and the neighborhood of São Bento.

It is known for its vibrant LGBT scene, sophisticated shopping areas and vintage art galleries where you can inhale the artistic spirit of Lisbon. Because most tourists turn around at the miradouro, Príncipe Real has retained its local flavor.

Life in this area is centered around the Jardim do Príncipe Real. At its core is a large cedar tree that fans into a circular shade, garden benches spread everywhere, a great café under the massive rubber tree and children playground. The garden also hosts a farmers’ market on Saturdays, with an antique and craft fair joining in on the last weekend of the month. Rua da Escola Politénica, besides the amazing views, also have the best antiques shop and boutiques.

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