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Have a spare day in Lisbon? Four places that are walking distance from OnJ

If you are a lover of finding the local and hidden places in every city you visit, this post is for you.

Many of our guests don’t know this, but the neighborhood that OnJ São Lázaro is located has some of the coolest attractions and most visited by locals. It is not a coincidence that Arroios was considered the coolest neighborhood xxxxx link Time OUT in the world in 2019. So whether you’re too tired to take -yet- another train to Belém, or if you just want to have a chill last day in Lisbon, take note!

1) Campo Mártires da Patria

This is one of the most beautiful and quiet parks in Lisbon. It used to be known as “Campo de Santana” (a name that most locals still use), and through the centuries it has been a place to buy fresh vegetables, a bullfight arena and most recently just a quiet resting place with a variety of birds, such as ducks, chickens and some peacocks.

Here, you can relax by the fountains, go to the children playground, play football with locals, watch some of the wild birds taking a sunbath and even taste a perfect italian ice cream in the nearby shop: Gelato Mu.

How to get there? From OnJ, you can walk uphill through the Sao Lázaro street. It’s just a five-minute walk from the hotel!

2) Jardim do Torel

Probably, the Jardim do Torel is one of the secret and less crowded miradouros (view points) in central Lisbon. That’s why a lot of locals prefer it to take a sunbath in the afternoon. The view is amazing: you can see all the old buildings near Avenida Liberdade, the Jardim Botanico and even spot the river and the Arco from Rua Augusta.

How to get there? If you’re already on the Campo Mártires da Patria, you just have to find the Rúa Julio de Andrade and follow it until you see the gates of the Jardim.

3) A Vida Portuguesa

If it’s your last day in Lisbon, and you need to buy some souvenirs to bring back home, this is the store for you. A Vida Portuguesa has handmade art crafts and designs that you have probably seen in your visit to Lisbon. Beautiful notebooks, postcards, tote bags, perfumes and even some replicas of famous portuguese artists, like Sarah Affonso. The whole shop is a tribute to the best of the portuguese design. And even more important: prices are really good too!

How to get there? If you’re in the Hotel, just walk downhill to Avenida Almirante Reis, and from there walk in the opposite direction of the river until the Largo de Intendente. The store is right there!

4) Zé da Mouraria

If you haven’t been in the traditional neighborhood of Mouraria, why did you even came to Lisbon? Located between the Martim Moniz square and the Castello Hill, Mouraria has that lisbon charm all over it. And one of the best places to feel (and eat) like a local is in Zé de Mouraria. Beautiful portuguese dishes, great selection of wine and the traditional shared tables that says state you’re in the right place. It could be a little crowded, but it’s definitely worth it.

How to get there? If you’re at the hotel, you just have to walk downhill to the Martim Moniz square. Behind the shopping mall, there is a little alley called Rua Capelão (that is the “gate” to Mouraria). The restaurant is on Rua João de Oteiro.

There’s also a new Zé da Mouraria (2) in Rua Gomes Freire, 60 that is 4 minutes walking from Campo Mártires da Pátria.

Text by Jonas Romero

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