A day in the center of Lisbon
A day in the center of Lisbon
History and impressive landscapes: Baixa in Lisboa has a lot of charm.
Are the days starting to get longer, but the holiday period still seems far away? That's true, but that's no reason not to schedule a few days off the beaten path. Lisbon, for all its varied offer, is an excellent destination for a winter getaway.

The entire capital is full of charm, but it is in the downtown area where we can absorb the DNA of the city's history, even if you don't have many days to stay. Begin by admiring the iconic squares such as the Plaza da Figueira, where you can take the opportunity to visit the Church of São Domingos. This is one of the oldest churches in the country, it was the scene of several royal weddings until the 20th century and it has an architecture that will captivate you!

If you prefer shopping, from clothes to souvenirs, Rua Augusta is iconic. All paved, this street leads to Commerce Square (better known as Terreiro do Paço), where you can admire the Tagus River in all its splendor and enjoy the view from the other side of it. However, as you cross into the square, keep an eye out for Arco da Rua Augusta, which also serves as a lookout. It is possible to visit it and be dazzled by a different point of view on urban landscapes.

From the center, you can quickly reach two of the highest points in Lisbon: the Santa Luzia Viewpoint and the Lisbon Castle. In the first, you can take a break from the steep climb, if you choose to do it on foot (there is also the option of using the historic tram, with a regular frequency of trips). Enjoy a cocktail or soft drink in one of the many cafés, always with wonderful views in the background. At the Castle you will find memories of a smaller Lisbon, with a close-knit neighborhood and charming old buildings, with influences from 17th-century architecture. As you enter the castle walls, be dazzled by years of history and tales of the heroes who protected the city from various invasions!

If you are a culture lover, be sure to also visit the Dona Maria II National Theatre, located in Rossio Square. Here you can discover one of the great points of Portuguese art, which has the image of Gil Vicente (the father of Portuguese theater) on its façade and also offers guided tours. In the square, often known as the hub of Lisbon, admire the statue of Pedro IV of Portugal, the Soldier King. At its base, four female figures stand out, representing the king's benefits.


To enjoy all these walks and always with the greatest comfort, the ideal place to stay in Lisbon and get to know the center in the best way is Dream Chiado Apartments.

Here you can stay with your family, alone or with friends, since we are talking about new apartments, with a modern design and lots of light. If you want to save some money, you can cook in the studio or superior studio apartments, which are equipped with a kitchen, balcony, TV, air conditioning, hairdryer, amenities, safe, and free Wi-Fi.

Make your reservation at Dream Chiado Apartments now and enjoy the promotions we have for you on our website and take advantage of our suggestions for a day in the center of Lisbon.