Alvalade

Your neighbourhood guide

Welcome to Alvalade

Lisbon, Portugal

Alvalade is a very green and residential neighbourhood. For a student living in Lisbon, it might be a little bit slow (sometimes even boring). But if you value quality of life over nightlife, it could be a very good bet.

The neighbourhood of Alvalade is known for its great (almost Parisian) boulevards. Proud, middle-class locals walk and talk under the shade of the trees. It’s a peaceful and quiet area of Lisbon with good restaurants, plenty of typical cafés and a good lifestyle.

It's very well connected transport-wise, with it's own metro station and plenty of buses. The metro (green line) takes you to the city centre in under 20 minutes. You'll also be within walking distance of Lisbon's main campus (Cidade Universitária).

The neighbours

Although Alvalade is close to the Cidade Universitária, there aren't that many students around. The neighbourhood is mostly middle-aged and middle-classed locals, always very well dressed.

You'll fall in love with

The greenness of the neighbourhood. All its roads (from backstreets to main avenues) are lined with trees making it one of the pleasantest quarters of Lisbon.

Interesting points

Campo Grande gardens begin exactly where the neighbourhood finishes. It's a nice park - and you'll find the Cidade Universitária just on the other side of it.

The lifestyle

The slow lifestyle. Locals in Alvalade really enjoy taking a seat in their favourite local café's outdoor sitting area and taking it nice and slow all day.

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