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PRINCIPE REAL

A charming neighborhood and a leafy square

Palace by Principe Real Square North of Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcantara is the district of Principe Real, essentially an extention of Bairro Alto, with a pleasant square and shady garden. In the center of the square is a cafe and some exotic trees, including a hundred-year-old cedar that looks like a giant umbrella, all surrounded by colorful 19th century mansions.

Giant cedar tree in Principe Real garden At number 26 is Ribeiro da Cunha Palace, a pink and white building dating from 1877, whose architect wanted to create a romantic evocation of the Moorish world. It includes horseshoe arch windows, pyramidal spires, and circular, Oriental-style domes topped by pinnacles, now housing a shopping gallery called Embaixada.

This is also Lisbon's gay and lesbian district with several gay bars and clubs, and the area with the most antique shops and galleries, especially along Rua da Escola Politecnica and Rua Dom Pedro V. Going down Rua de São Marçal leads to another charming leafy square and garden, the Praça das Flores, right in the center of this peaceful district of colorful town houses.

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How to Visit

Where: North of Bairro Alto.
How: Metro - Rato Station

Sights Nearby

Botanical Garden - An enchanting botanical garden.
Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcântara - A garden with a panoramic view over the city.
São Roque Church - Home of the world's most expensive chapel
Camões Square - A busy square and meeting place between Chiado and Bairro Alto.
Chiado Museum - Museum of Portuguese contemporary art.
São Carlos Theater - The city's La Scala-inspired opera house.
Carmo Church - Romantic Gothic ruins evocative of the Great Earthquake.
Miradouro de Santa Catarina - A terrace and cafe with a view.
São Bento Palace - The country's Neoclassical parliament.





LISBON ATTRACTIONS
NEIGHBORHOODS
-Baixa (Downtown)
-Bairro Alto & Chiado
-Belem
-Alfama
-Parque das Nações
-Uptown

CASTLES & FORTRESSES
-Saint George's Castle
-Belem Tower

PALACES
-Ajuda Palace
-Fronteira Palace
-Belem Palace
-São Bento Palace

MUSEUMS
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HISTORICAL ARCHITECTURE
-Discoveries Monument
-Santa Justa Elevator
-Rossio Station
-Casa dos Bicos
-25th of April Bridge
-Monument to Christ
-São Carlos Theater
-The Aqueduct
-Campo Pequeno
-Roman Theater Ruins

MODERN ARCHITECTURE
-Vasco da Gama Bridge
-Vasco da Gama Tower
-Oriente Station
-Portugal Pavilion
-Atlantic Pavilion
-Belem Cultural Center
-Lisbon Casino
-Oceanarium
MAIN STREETS & SQUARES
-Comercio Square
-Rossio Square
-Rua Augusta
-Municipal Square
-Camões Square
-Figueira Square
-Rua Portas Santo Antão
-Restauradores Square
-Avenida da Liberdade
-Marquês de Pombal Square

CHURCHES
-Jeronimos Monastery
-Carmo Convent
-São Roque Church
-Estrela Basilica
-The Cathedral
-São Vicente de Fora Monastery
-National Pantheon
-Saint Anthony Church
-Graça Church
-Conceição Velha Church
-São Domingos Church
-Memoria Church
PARKS & GARDENS
-Edward VII Park
-Tropical Garden
-Miradouro São Pedro Alcântara
-Miradouro de Santa Catarina
-Botanical Garden
-Estrela Gardens
-Ajuda Botanical Garden
-Principe Real
-Santa Luzia
-Portas do Sol
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