Gay Lisbon Lisbon City Guide City Guides > Portugal > Gay Lisbon Lisbon Jessica Benavides CanepaOverlooking the seemingly endless Tagus River and framed by a string of panoramic hills, urban beauty Lisbon also happens to be blessed with year-round sunshine, allowing full appreciation of her contrasting virtues. Cobblestone streets feature canary-coloured trams that putter up and down beside majestic squares that neighbour gritty, graffiti-ed streets. The traditional serenading sounds of authentic Fado performers meanwhile merge with more modern tunes emerging from Bairro Alto, the city’s bohemian party district. A liberal city that embraces its deep-rooted heritage, Lisbon is a diverse city break where you can wine and dine in sophistication on the fancy tree-lined Avenida da Liberdade, or savour a casual street beer in LGBT hub Príncipe Real. And just outside the city limits, an equally eye-catching experience awaits; storybook castles, seaside towns, surf-happy beaches and miles of nature’s splendour. Wondering what to do in Lisbon? Our Lisbon gay guide will show you that whatever your wants and tastes, this ancient city knows how to please. Feel like getting away? Take a trip planned just for you, and let us do all the work. Discover Trip Design Hotels Things to do Things to see Food & Drink Shopping Nightlife Trip Design The best hotels in LisbonLet’s start this gay Lisbon travel guide with a roundup of the best hotels in Lisbon. Housed in the former Ministry of Affairs building, the newly minted Pousada de Lisboa overlooks the Praça do Comércio, arguably the most beautiful square in Lisbon, and the Tagus River. Perfect for classic art lovers, the columned, custard-yellow 18th-century marvel is stocked with certified museum artwork from around the country. Rooms are decidedly modern with stunning views of the celebrated square or the Sao Jorge Castle in the distance. The fashionable adjoining restaurant, Lisboeta and the sunny atrium breakfast room are run by Chef Tiago Bonito, the first culinary whiz kid to win the coveted National Chef of the Year award while representing the Algarve.Located on the elegant Avenida da Liberdade, the Valverde Hotel is a perfectly preserved 19th-century edifice that is now a tony six-level boutique stay featuring 25 rooms and two ample suites. Each room is individually styled with vintage 50’s style furnishings, parquet flooring, patterned rugs and a touch of Moorish influence. The bathroom boasts dramatic cast iron tubs matched with a black marble basin. The public sitting room is fetching but equally eclectic with its striped purple walls, marble slab tables and comfy veneered sofas – the perfect choice for 5’oclock tea or a late afternoon cocktail.Stay amongst the action at Fontecruz Lisboa, Autograph Collection, a leading boutique hotel situated right of Avenida da Liberdade, offering up playful class with its vibrant design, open terrace patio and chic lounge bar. The rustic monochrome styling of AlmaLusa Baixa/Chiado meanwhile is more than just aesthetics. Located in one of the most emblematic squares in Lisbon, the Praça do Minicípio, the hotel is imbued with the spirit of the city, an informal boutique which oozes Portuguese culture as well hosting its own stellar Mediterranean restaurant. AlmaLusaiRecommended hotels in Gay Lisbon - Lisbon Hotels - Gay Lisbon - Lisbon Valverde Hotel Located on Lisbon’s upscale Avenida da Liberdade, the Valverde hotel features a patio with a small swimming pool. Book on Booking.com Hotels - Gay Lisbon - Lisbon AlmaLusa Baixa/Chiado Located in a renovated 18th-century building, at emblematic Município Square. It is surrounded by historic Lisbon sites and spots, like Commerce Square and Rossio. Book on Booking.com Hotels - Gay Lisbon - Lisbon Fontecruz Lisboa It features a décor with contemporary art pieces, along with vintage details. The trendy property is centrally located in Lisbon’s Liberdade Avenue. Book on Booking.com Hotels - Gay Lisbon - Lisbon Hotel da Baixa With a colourful and classic façade, as well as a modern interior décor, the Hotel da Baixa enjoys a prime location in Lisbon’s historic downtown area, a short walk from the iconic Santa Justa Lift. Book on Booking.com Hotels - Gay Lisbon - Lisbon Santiago de Alfama The 5-star Santiago de Alfamal is located in the historic centre of Lisbon just an 8-minute walk from the iconic São Jorge Castle and offers panoramic views of the city. Book on Booking.com Hotels - Gay Lisbon - Lisbon Pousada de Lisboa Located in a privileged location, Pousada de Lisboa offers elegant accommodation and an à la carte restaurant. Rooms feature a classical style and offer views of Terreiro de Paço Square and Áurea Street. Book on Booking.com Hotels - Gay Lisbon - Lisbon 1908 Lisboa Hotel Set in the corner of the Almirante Reis Avenue and Intendente Square, this hotel includes an ever evolving art gallery, a restaurant and a bar. Book on Booking.com Hotels - Gay Lisbon - Lisbon The Lumiares Hotel & SPA The Lumiares is a nestled in the heart of fashionable Bairro Alto. It is the perfect base from which to explore the fabulous bars, cafés, shops and culture of Bairro Alto and Chiado. Book on Booking.com Explore more hotels like this in Lisbon View on Booking.comPowered by Booking.comThank you for reading Mr Hudson.Subscribe to City Guides or log in to continue reading. 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