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Hotels & Gay-Friendly Places to Stay in Lisbon

The current edition of the Lonely Planet Guide to Lisbon describes the Portuguese capital as a “city armed with Gothic grit and glamour” and we wholeheartedly agree.  Any visitor lucky enough to spend an extended stay in Lisbon should explore the historical charm of Belem, the modern attractions of Parque das Nações, and the hidden secrets of Graça.  However, our guide is focused on Lisbon’s central, most gay-friendly neighborhoods: Bairro Alto, Chiado, BaixaPrincipe Real, and Alfama.

Bairro Alto Hotel

Neighborhood: Bairro Alto
This 5-star boutique hotel features luxurious rooms with a flat-screen TV. Its terrace offers panoramic views of Lisbon and the Tagus River. A few blocks away from the best bars and restaurants in the gayborhood.
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The Late Birds Lisbon   ★ Editor’s Choice 2017

Neighborhood: Bairro Alto / Principe Real
From the moment you’re welcomed through the doors of this gay owned and operated men’s guesthouse you will immediately wantto extend your stay for even more time at the outdoor swimming pool, which includes a garden, a sun deck (pictured above) and a lounge bar.
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My Story Hotel Ouro

Neighborhood: Baixa
With a themed décor based on Portuguese tiles, the charming My Story Hotel Ouro occupies an 18th century building in the heart of the historic Baixa district of Lisbon. Its outdoor esplanade is on one of Lisbon’s traditional pedestrian streets.  Close to Baixa/Chiado metro station and within walking distance of popular tourist sights, shopping areas and the Bairro Alto gay nightlife.
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As Janelas Verde

Neighborhood: Estrela
Ok, this little gem is outside of our previously listed “gayborhoods” but it is the perfect place for the culture maven who chooses to skip the bar scene.  This romantic property is on the banks of the river Tagus near Lisbon’s Museum of Ancient Art and is perfect for exploring the city’s architectural wonders.
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