Tuesday, 4 October 2016
Lisbon Chronicles | Bairro do Castelo
Covering Lisbon's tallest hill, the Castelo neighborhood grow around the Castle walls and is one of the oldest (and smaller) Portuguese districts. Its often narrow (and I mean really narrow!) streets, bright colors, flower pots on the windows and by the doors still claim its popular origins. Nowadays, like most typical districts in Lisbon, its full of visitors and of comercial vitality in order to respond to the grow of touristic demand.
If you are visiting the Castle (Castelo de São Jorge), you must plan some time to walk around, have a drink on a terrace (or eat grilled sardines, if you go on the Summer) and maybe do some shopping. There are lots of crafts shops with really nice things and if, like me, you're more on the foodie side, you should visit this lovely food store I found last time went to Bairro do Castelo. There you can find fine Portuguese wines, delicacies and ceramic pieces.
The Castelo neighborhood is in walking distance from Alfama (going up!) or you can take the Tram 28. In this case, beware that most of the times the lines for entering the tram are quite long.