Lisbon - Portugal

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Lisbon, Portugal

Estrela is a really charming neighbourhood: it could be one Lisbon's nicest areas. It is a noble side of town, quite aristocratic, with really rich history. Living in Estrela, you'll be able to explore the beautiful Estrela gardens, and discover some historic shops, cafés and restaurants. Be on the lookout for tiny, hidden bars: you have some incredible spots around here that nearly nobody knows about. It's a cool neighbourhood but might not be very studenty. The rents are generally more expensive than in other nearby neighbourhoods (like Santos or Ajuda). The plus side is rooms here are usually in brand new, refurbished apartments in old historical buildings. There aren't a lot of transportation option to get around this neighbourhood, though. Rato metro station is the closest one, and there are trams and some buses stopping at Estrela gardens.

The neighbours

The Prime Minister and some other people.

Interesting points

The main icon of Estrela is the huge "church" - the Estrela Basilica. It's very imposing and one many tourists don't come to see.

You will fall in love with

They say somebody falls in love at the Estrela Gardens every day - we don't know if it's true, but it does seem believable. The gardens are large, pleasant and a little bit mysterious.

The lifestyle

Estrela is a perfect neighbourhood for joggers, striders, dog-walkers and ramblers though. Don't stop exploring it: there's a secret spot and a hidden gem around every corner.



About the city

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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