Praça de São Paulo Lisbon

Image by Susana Soares

Praça de São Paulo – Relax and refresh

This is one of my favorite squares in downtown Lisbon, near Cais do Sodré (green line) and the river.

It’s a sure stop on a night out, especially after you’ve had a drink or dinner at one of the many spots in the well known Bica do Sapato street or even at one of the different restaurants alongside the surroundings of Saint Paul’s street.

It’s also a cool place to chill during daytime, when you can best enjoy the historic and beautiful 18th century Saint Paul’s Church and 19th century water fountain. If you look closer, you’ll find an inscription on the fountain’s water spout facing the church that says “Maritimos” (Maritime) because at the time this one was reserved for sailors and other “sea people” – regulars at this part of town!

Another cool reason to visit is the refreshing kiosk, one of beautifully renovated four that you can find in the city center (the other ones are at Largo Camões, Príncipe Real and Praça das Flores). Perfect for chilling out and having a snack or a sip of something tasty.

Besides some salty and sweet snacks and (the local favorite) “imperial”, you can also choose from other drink offers like Ginginha, capilé, mazagran (coffee soda), orchata, jasmine ice tea, port wine, bitter almond or muscatel, just to name a few.

It’s open from Sunday to Wednesday, 08:30 – 01:00 & Thursday to Saturday 08:30 – 02:00.

Also, this spot is very near other cool ones like the Pink Street and Mercado da Ribeira.

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Details about this spot



Rua de São Paulo, Lisbon

Opening Times

24 hours daily


Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)