Santa Maria Maior

Narrow cobbled paths, clean washing draped from windows, and angular sunlight squeezing through the streets. Santa Maria Maior is a charming neighborhood and provides many with a traditional impression of Lisbon living. This appeal has drawn mass tourism to the area, with Airbnb’s monopolizing the area.

House pieces have risen exponentially in Santa Maria Maior. But the experience of living in this cultural hotspot continues to draw expats and digital nomads alike. Unlike many neighbourhoods of Lisbon, you’ll have access to a ferry, which takes passengers from Terreiro do Paço to Barreiro.

Popular sub-neighborhood: Chiado, Alfama

🏠 Property prices: Slightly higher than average

📸 Tourist density: Very high

🌳 Green areas and parks: None

💻 Coworking density: Few coworkings

🌍 Nomad/expat popularity: Quite popular

📍 Distance from the city centre: Very central

🚌 Public transportation: Excellent

🚇 Access to metro: Yes

Reviews

Mouraria: The clash of different cultures (specially non Europeans) with old and new stuff brings the neighborhood together as a really interesting place to be. - Hares, April 2020

For me Alfama it's one charming, poetic and beautiful neighborhood specially in the area of the flea market and National Phanteon but everyone like diferent things. I wouldn't change for anything. - Hugo, April 2020

I’m in Mouraria and I love it. It’s not far from Intendente and there are some shady looking characters around but they usually break into a large smile when you get near. But maybe not so family friendly if you have young kids. - Rosa, August 2020

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Similar Neighbourhoods in Other Cities

🇫🇷 Montmartre of Paris (reference to the area of Alfama)

🇬🇷 Plaka of Athens (reference to the area of Alfama)

🇺🇸 Beverly Hills of Los Angeles (reference to the area of Chiado)

🇲🇽 Polanco of Mexico City (reference to the area of Chiado)

🇬🇧 Mayfair of London (reference to the area of Chiado)

🇫🇷 Max Dormoy of Paris (reference to the area of Martim Moniz)

🇮🇹 Quartieri Spagnoli of Naples (reference to the area of Alfama)

🇺🇸 Pacific Heights of San Francisco (reference to the area of Chiado)

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Infrastructure

🌳 Green areas and parks: Almost none Jardim Júlio de Castilho

🏥 Hospitals: Hospital da Ordem Terceira (private) and Clínica de São Cristóvão (private)

🏊 Swimming pools: 0

🖥️ Coworking spaces: 2 BECO, Startup Lisboa

👀 Viewpoints: Miradouro do Castelo de São Jorge, Miradouro de Santa Luzia, Miradouro de Santo Estêvão, Miradouro das Portas do Sol

Transportation

🚇 Metro: Baixa-Chiado (blue and green), Restauradores (blue), Terreiro do Paço (blue), Rossio (green), Martim Moniz (green)

🚂 Train stations (intercity): Rossio

🚌 Bus station (intercity): No bus station

🏖️ Direct bus/train to the beach: No

🚲 Bike lanes density: Very low

⛴️ Ferry: from Terreiro do Paço to Barreiro

Real Estate Prices

💸 Average price: 5.843 €/m2

📊 Comparison with the last year: +3,3 %

⚖️ Average price in Lisbon: 5.084 €/m2

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