Here you’ll find some of Lisbon’s most historic structures. Call into Café Martinho da Arcada – Lisbon’s oldest café and one-time haunt of writers Fernando Pessoa, Almeida Garrett and Eça de Queirós – on the north side of the square.
The city’s Chiado district makes for a chic mix of small boutiques, larger chain stores, luxury brands like Hermès and quirky restaurants. Once the centre of intellectual life in Lisbon, you’ll still come across a number of theatres and museums in the area.
Rossio Square is Lisbon’s liveliest square. Stop by Pastelaria Suíça – a shop where you can try Ginjinha, a cherry-flavoured Portuguese spirit.
Built in 1515 as a monument to Portugal’s Age of Discovery, the Tower was the starting point of many of the great Portuguese explorations in the 16th century.
A leisure, commercial, and residential area since the 1998 World Exposition it covers an extensive area in northeastern Lisbon next to the Tagus estuary.