how to do lisbon: take up residence in pena
Just a few minutes away from the hustle and bustle (and higher prices) of the city center is the Pena neighborhood of Lisbon. It's accessible by either:
- a long walk up a steep hill,
- a long walk up lots of old stairs, or
- a brief ride on the Lavra funicular.
Either way, it's worth the trouble. Pena offers lodging options that strike the perfect balance of location, comfort and price. Staying here gives you a break from the busy-ness and lets you experience a more intimate side of the city. Friendly neighbors who smile and say good morning as you pass them on the street, and cheaper, less crowded restaurants are a part of the package.
Where I Stayed: NEW! 2patios&parking; center Lisbon
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Dinner at Restaurant Cerqueira in Pena - All this for a little over 5 euro.
|Perfectly prepared caipirinha at Terras Gerais, a cozy Brazilian restaurant in Pena|