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).
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.
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 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.
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.
Lisbon is a laid back city that likes to eat, drink and dance.
It has all the culture and events of a European capital, but it’s a city you can enjoy at a much slower pace. Make the most of the awesome weather at the beaches, chilling at riverside cafés or sunbathing in the city’s gardens.
From enjoying a few beers in the streets, to crazy Erasmus events in bars and clubs, there are parties to go to every night.
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