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Best area to stay

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Best area to stay

Hello,

I am going to Lisbon in a couple of weeks.

I was wondering where is the best area to stay to get the best of both worlds - 'touristy' places and local neighborhoods.

Want to immerse myself in the culture, food, and sightseeing without being too far from 'the action'. Is city centre best? Or close to the beach? Is it easy to get around by public transport? And what would be the top 10 'must dos'? I will be there for 7 days.

Many thanks!

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1. Re: Best area to stay

The Avenida da Liberdade is a nice area. From there you can walk into the city. There are plenty of restaurants around. http://www.lisbonweekendguild.com

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2. Re: Best area to stay

Look at places like Graça, Campo de Ourique, Estrela or Alvalade (Av de Roma) there you'll have local people living not just working or going shopping. Besides these there are the classical old neighbourhoods Castelo, Alfama and Bairro Alto.

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