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Penha de França

Penha de França, Lisbon

Penha de França is situated towards the eastern part of Lisbon, primarily characterized by residential structures, making it a mainly residential zone. It offers a range of housing options, from traditional apartments to modern condominiums.

Penha de França neighborhoods are:

  • São João: known for its local markets and a sense of community.
  • Alto do Varejão: notable for its hilltop views and generally quieter environment.

In terms of its geographic relations to other parishes in Lisbon, Penha de França shares borders with Arroios to the west, São Vicente to the south, Areeiro to the north, and Beato to the east.

Penha de França landmarks and touristic attractions

  • The Miradouro da Penha de França is a viewpoint located in the Penha de França parish. Unlike other viewpoints that offer coastal vistas, this one provides an inland perspective of Lisbon, giving you a panoramic view of the city’s residential and commercial areas.
  • The National Tile Museum (Museu Nacional do Azulejo) is a museum located in a former convent, dedicated to the Portuguese art of tile-making, known as azulejos. It holds a significant collection that spans five centuries, showcasing various designs, techniques, and historical contexts of tile art in Portugal.
  • Mosteiro de Santos-o-Novo is a monastery example of religious architecture and serves as an emblem of Lisbon’s historical and spiritual heritage. The monastery is occasionally the venue for events or exhibitions.