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.
It's so many things at once depending what time of day you walk thru, so alive. - Justin, April 2020
Hi, my own one (Sao Bento). It's a lovely mix of foreigners and Portuguese. Centrally located without being in the tourist throng. - Susan, June 2020
São Bento retains the charm of the historic city centre, it's close to the action and the waterfront while offering a peaceful sanctuary away from the crowds. - Michal, August 2020