Martim Moniz is a neighbourhood that's proud to be multicultural. It mixes everything: a vibrant Chinese culture, several Asian influences and all the colours of Africa with the heart of typical Lisbon. Martim Moniz square basically celebrates the multiculture and it's exactly that vibe that brings people here. It's very cool. Around, you'll find the most alternative bar in the city ("Anos 60"), a trendy rooftop spot ("Topo") and a dozen of clandestine Chinese restaurants where you basically eat typical Chinese cuisine in a family's living room. Except for the main square (Martim Moniz, right in the middle of the neighbourhood) everything is in little alleys and staircase. It's really close to the city centre (walking distance) and you have a metro station to get around. Trams, buses and cabs are plentiful at the square and in other nearby spots: Avenida Almirante Reis, Praça da Figueira and Rossio.
Asian families, old Lisbon grandmothers and young students moving in. In other words: it's kind of really diverse.
The Dragon Square Market in the centre of Martim Moniz is worth exploring on a sunny afternoon or later in the evening. Plenty of streetmarket stalls selling food and drinks from all over the world!
Fall in love with how rich the culture is in Martim Moniz. Asian, African and "Alfacinha", with a Cuban music soundtrack and spots to drink Caipirinhas. Awesome to get out of the sardine circuit.
Lifestyle is working class, honest and authentic. Very true to itself, without trying to be something it's not. This isn't by any standards a rich neighbourhood.
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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