São Bento is attributed as being the ‘political centre’ of Lisbon. The neighbourhood is centrally located, with Rua de São Bento pulsing through the region like an artery.
Away from the main road, the crowds reduce. New families looking to maintain a grip on Lisbon’s rising property prices have moved to the São Bento neighbourhood to start a new life.
Along the streets, you’ll find several cafes and restaurants, as well as quirky antique stores. São Bento is well connected to the rest of the city, with public transport supported by the metro, tram and bus routes.