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Welcome to Santos

Lisbon, Portugal

Santos is Lisbon’s favourite party neighbourhood for young people. Creative, lively and fun-loving, the Santos neighbourhood has a great atmosphere during the day and really comes alive at night. Santos is THE neighbourhood in Lisbon for dancers and designers.

Santos is one of the oldest neighbourhoods in Lisbon: after all, it’s full name is Santos-O-Velho, meaning “Santos, the old”. Santos’ palaces and churches are centuries old, but are very well maintained, and so are the old, narrow streets that criss-cross this part of town. Because of all this historical importance, no place in the city would be better than this to set up the Museu de Art Antiga (Museum of Ancient Art), one of the best curated historical museums in Lisbon.

During the day, many of the smaller streets of Santos may seem slow and asleep. But at night, most of the neighbourhood comes alive, especially around the neighbourhood's main square - Jardim de Santos. This square is Lisbon’s favourite pre-drinks party place for late teenagers and young adults, a place where you can enjoy beers on the sidewalk before heading to one of the city’s wildest nightclubs, Urban Beach.

Photo Credit: Daniel VILLAFRUELA

The neighbours

The locals of Santos are usually from an older generation who has lived here for several decades. However, you do get some young hipsters and alternative people, who want to live near IADE.

You'll fall in love with

Jardim de Santos' nightlife. Once night falls, this square is taken over by students and young workers. Everyone just hangs around the gardens having a drink and chilling before going out.

Interesting points

The Museum of Ancient Art is worth it even if you don’t actually go inside (but do go). Enjoy its unique location, surrounded by gardens and picturesque squares perched on a high point of the city.

The lifestyle

Santos is pretty calm and quiet during the day, but at night it becomes alive. At every corner of the neighbourhood, you'll hear music coming from a nearby bar.

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