Lapa is one of Lisbon’s loveliest neighbourhoods, characterised by impressive views and wide, peaceful, tree-lined streets that run between Jardim da Estrela and Santos.
To live in Lapa, home to embassies, palaces, fountains and museums, is to surround yourself with Lisbon’s historical high society. The area stands out for its selection of renowned restaurants, independent stores, alfresco cafés, and venerable museums and cultural institutions. Limited transport links (only Tram 28) and limited parking means that it remains enveloped in a peaceful bubble. While protected from the bustle of the city, its near enough to stroll to neighbouring Santos, just moments down the hill, which is fast emerging as one of the city’s newest hipster hotspots.
An area of prime real estate, Lapa’s large homes and thoughtfully preserved palaces stand out against Lisbon’s traditionally apartment focused real estate. The area has changed little over the years, retaining a consistent identity as Lisbon’s most privileged and affluent neighbourhood. The scarcity of renovated apartments in this beautiful barrio ensures new developments retain high liquidity and excellent rental potential.