In 2019 the new Lisbon’s contention zones came into effect. With this new legislation, the main tourist areas became unable to receive new registrations of apartments for short-term rental. Although it is easy to find several maps and explanations about these restrictions, LovelyStay has created a complete tool so you can know exactly which streets and places are restricted to new license applications.

This map was developed by the company’s technology team who, in partnership with the commercial sector, felt the need to provide customers with an accessible way to understand all the zones that are part of the regulations. The platform works basically the same way as Google Maps: you need to enter the address of the property to be able to see if it is located inside the containment area or not.

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From the map you can see that areas like Alfama, Bairro Alto, Baixa, Castelo and Avenida da República cannot receive any more registrations. And projects located in Bairro das Colónias and Graça need exceptional authorization from the Lisbon City Hall.

With Lisbon’s contention zones, many other places started to be explored for tourism purposes and new segments of apartments entered the market. More Airbnb’s have started to appear near the Discoveries area and tourism has been expanding geographically which can contribute to the valorization of the whole city.


If even with the map you have doubts about whether your property is within Lisbon’s contention zones or not, LovelyStay has a team ready to help you. We know that many times you only need to cross the street to get out of a containment zone and therefore your apartment may not always be included, and there are always exceptions. Talk to our team and clear all your doubts: or fill out the form on our website

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