Life in Príncipe Real feels calmer than other neighbourhoods in Lisbon. Luscious green parks adorn the neighbourhood and small coffee kiosks loiter at every corner. Príncipe Real feels contemporary and is one of the most cosmopolitan neighbourhoods in Lisbon. Walking through the streets you’ll find high-end fashion retailers and conceptual designers, as well as beautiful restaurants and cafes.
Príncipe Real has become an oasis for tourists seeking respite from the hustle and bustle of central Lisbon. The neighbourhood provides the perfect opportunity to amble from park to park with a free mind and a happy heart, drinking in the charm of a sunny Lisbon afternoon.
We have been living in Principe Real for over a year now. We managed to get a crazy good price as we rented at the peak of covid. Otherwise its super expensive. This area is very central with lots of nice bars and restaurants, but bear in mind there isnt a lot of “residential facilities”, eg, a decently sized supermarkets arent close (this will ofc depend where you find a place). Also, not necessarily quiet at all. We live close to the park and its so loud in the evenings especially since the pandemic subsided a bit.. also coz there’s a lot of tourists in the area its so busy both in terms of pedestrians but also cars. Its a hip place to be, but id reconsider the area if you want something calmer and more residentially suitable. - Sonja, August 2022
Principe Real is very nice and you would love it if and only if you have the capacity to afford a new building meaning great construction, sound proof, AC and heater, something you can find in a condominium type of setting. I know at least 3 between principe real and Bairro alto and it’s amazing. Some even have a pool inside, beautiful gardens, you absolutely don’t hear any noise coming from the streets, they are like sanctuaries. If you can afford it, go get that great lifestyle and enjoy it!! - Hinde, August 2022
It’s very central, green and historical. I love the little parks and the botanical garden to be surrounded by nature while you’re still in the middle of the city. Everything is walkable from there. Tourists love it but it’s not too loud or crowded. The old buildings provide the neighborhood with its charm and the many restaurants give it life. - Juliane, May 2020
Hipster, classy & traditional - Arianna, April 2020
Principe Real! It’s a little slice of Paris in Lisbon. Tiny, quiet streets with the occasional cafe, bistro, or park thrown in for charm. Also home to the best little gelato shop and French owned bookstore in Lisboa. Good metro accessibility a walkable from the Rosalio train station. Enjoy exploring this gem of a neighborhood. It’s an expensive neighborhood to live in though. - Francine, May 2020