Named by Queen Maria II, Principe Real, also known as the Royal Prince, has several attractive centers, unique architectural designs, charming buildings, and good private schools within walking distance, making it one of the most sought after neighborhoods to live in Lisbon.
The Principe Real neighborhood is centrally located north of Bairro Alto, South of Rato and Sao Mamede, and is east of Estrela and Sao Bento.
As one of the most prestigious and wealthy districts in Lisbon, this neighborhood has undergone some stylish changes.
Rua Dom Pedro V is the main artery and home to many trendy shops and restaurants, including the famous Cevicheria and my absolute favorite Portuguese wine shop, the Garrafeira Imperial.
The main garden of this district is the Jardim Principe real, standing at the heart of the community with its impressive, refreshing, and evergreen arrangements. The focal point of the garden is an iconic cypress tree resembling a huge umbrella, providing an inspiring place to sit and stay cool in the Lisbon sun.
In addition, the park also features a playground for kids, and a variety of kiosks offering delicious beverages and mouth-watering snacks.
On Saturday mornings, the Principe real organic farmers market is always held, where producers from the region come to sell their produce.
As a resident, You wouldn’t want to miss out on experiencing the Embaixada, a Palace aimed to create a romantic representation of the Moorish civilization converted into a quaint commercial gallery. A good selection of items are available for sale from local artisans and designers at affordable prices.
As an individual who enjoys having a good time anytime, there are many fantastic bars, cafes, and restaurants to delight you both day and at night. (on camera)
My Favourite cocktail bar is “Imprensa,” while my go-to place for steaks is Atalho Real, with its great terrace serving some of the best cuts of meat in Lisbon. You should also try it out.
Amongst the many local residences in Principe real is the Praça das Flores, a well-known square in Lisbon that offers the perfect balance between urban character and neighborhood atmosphere.
Praca das Flores, one of my favourites places to recharge, its home to a variety of unique places to eat and drink, like the Black Sheep wine bar, Coppola Pizzeria, and many others.
This is just a teaser of what this neighbourhood has to offer, you need to experience it to understand.