Just 5 minutes off the main road in Lisbon, Hotel Santa Justa is located in the elegant district of Baixa-Chiado
. This leafy green district is home to theatres, museums, restaurants, bars and upmarket shopping. It remains one of Lisbon's most beloved districts
, with reminders of its past as the centre of the city's intellectual life, with statues of literary figures such as Fernando Pessoa and Luis de Camões.
To the west is the district of Estrela, dominated by a huge domed basilica.
It is not too far from the country's parliament, the neoclassical São Bento Palace.
It is also the site of the Ancient Art Museum
, one of the city's top attractions.A short 10 minute stroll will bring you to the banks of the Tagus river
where you can explore the Belem riverside district, full of cafe's and shops. Sit in a small leafy plaza and enjoy an espresso (bica
) with a traditional Portugese custard tart - served warm with a sprinkling of cinnamon and sugar, delicious!
If it's nightlife you're after, head to the hilltop district of Bairro Alto
where dozens of restaurants and bars line the narrow streets, with jazz, reggae, and electronica filling the air and revellers partying until dawn.