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In ritzy Lapa, home to embassies and restaurants -- but far from attractions, shopping and nightlife
The Olissippo Lapa Palace is located on a quiet street lined by beautiful homes with lush gardens. Its setting, on one of the multiple hills, allows for gorgeous views of the Tagus River and the city. There are a few restaurants nearby, but no stores or nightlife, and only the National Museum of Ancient Art is within walking distance.
Lapa is an upscale neighborhood in western Lisbon, home to embassies and elegant houses. The area is pretty quiet and makes for a great break from the hustle and bustle of the city center, which can feel crowded at times, especially around the historic center. Those who want to explore the city on foot or prefer to be closer to public transportation might feel a bit removed from the main attractions, as only tram 25 and a couple of buses run in the area. However, taxis will generally be more convenient, and they’re reasonably cheap and easy to find.
Housed in a 19th century palace in a quiet, upscale neighborhood, the Olissippo Lapa Palace is one of the most iconic luxury hotels in Lisbon. It is known among well-heeled couples and business travelers for its excellent service, upscale amenities, and elegant rooms with modern conveniences. It boasts a wonderful spa, a lovely outdoor pool, fine and casual dining options (all pretty pricey), and classic decor throughout. But there’s a pesky fee for Wi-Fi, and the location is a little secluded, with only tram 25 and a couple of buses running nearby.