At a Glance
Welcome to Principe Real
On the doorstep of the Bairro Alto of Lisbon, the Principe Real district is a rather residential district (many former small palaces can still be seen) that revolves around the square of the same name (Praça Príncipe Real).
Nevertheless, its proximity to the more touristic and commercial districts of the lower town, easily accessed on foot (Chiado, Rossio, Restauradores, Baixa), and the night life of Bairro Alto, makes Príncipe Real a perfectly pleasant and practical district to live or based yourself in temporarily. In fact, investors such as Eastbanc, the American investment bank, spotted this opportunity and bought several former palaces to convert them into luxury properties or hotels.
In this district can be found squares and gardens ideal for relaxing strolls, and a number of luxury shops such as stunning antique shops, art galleries, but also fine groceries and wine shops as well as museums.
As the district is quite central, you are only a few steps away from Amoreiras, Estrela, Bairro Alto, Chiado and all the districts of the lower city or from the Marqués of Pombal square and many other things to discover.
Good to know
- This district stands out with several palaces, charming buildings and a growing selection of alternative “bobo” street traders. Principe Real is also one of the most cosmopolitan and fashionable residential districts of Lisbon. All these qualities have generated an increase in the demand in this part of Lisbon, not only to live there but also to invest in. Portuguese and foreigners with alternative lifestyles and investors in the short-term rental market make up most of the residents and investors in what is now one of the most desirable districts in the capital.
- This is the up-and-coming small district!
- Fashionable boutiques are blooming in this district popular with Lisboans. To the north of Chiado and Bairro Alto, it is quiet and has a nice view over the city all the way to the 25th of April Bridge.
- Relax, enjoy a coffee in one of the garden’s kiosks and relax reading in the shade of its gigantic cypress tree (cedro do Buçaco).
- A good district to live in, particularly as the city centre can be reached on foot.
- Carcavelos Beach: 20 minutes by train (Cais do Sodré)
- Cascais: 40 minutes by train (Cais do Sodré)
- Airport: Humberto Delgado Lisbon Airport : 20 minutes’ drive
- Train station: Rossio Train Station : 20 minutes’ walk