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Bairro Alto

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Bairro Alto, Bica & Cais do Sodre
As featured in 3 Days in Lisbon and 3 other guides
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Address: Lisbon 1200-109, Portugal
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Nice place to walk around with some good views

If steeps hills are a difficulty go up in the funicular. Pleasant area to wonder around with many shops and restaurants. There are also some wonderful views from the small park... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If steeps hills are a difficulty go up in the funicular. Pleasant area to wonder around with many shops and restaurants. There are also some wonderful views from the small park where the funicular stops. See also a couple of convents and some lovely churches.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed in a refurbished apartment and it was just fantastic. Right in the heart of Lisbon with all the miradouros around. A must visit once in Lisbon :)

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Cercoux, Poitou-Charentes, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

You can go there at any night from 9:30 p.m. on, and you'll find lively bars - actually around 300... Half of them close on Monday. It's legal to drink in the streets so there are many people outside. Feels safe.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed in the Bairro Alto and it was a good base for our long weekend and good for dining out at end of each long tiring days sightseeing . good restaurants and transport links by bus and tram

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Beautiful place, full of mystery and intrigue. It seems to overlook the rest of Lisbon with aging eyes. The perfect place to stay and be in walking distance of everything. Great buzz. Lovely trams to rise around and more than enough fine dining, but best of all are the roof top bars and opportunities for people watching and just being... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great place to walk around and have a good time. It has a very cute and rustic feel. Small alleyways, cool architecture and really fun shops. We walked around for about an hour, shopped a little.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good restaurants, many with music, are all around this area. Also just a short uphill walk from Chiado. Only negative is the number of smokers, and some places have no non-smoking section.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We was really happy to enjoy walking here in Barrio Alto the view of The city is Just amazing even if You get tired to walking up

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A good friend recently visited Lisbon and told us of this part of the city. It sounded perfect! Hills, hills and more hills - so square in this section is even flat! Wonderful small restaurants, shops, wine bars and specialty stops with lots of night life. Music playing in the squares, with DJs, singers and bands in clubs. Lots of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Quaint streets full of restaurants and bars - expecting a massive tourist flux. A bit dead in low season (winter), most likely mobbed in the summer.

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Bairro Alto, Bica & Cais do Sodre
Enjoy a cocktail, discover a jazz club, hit the dance floor or simply grab a beer and catch up with your friends in the street: Bairro Alto, Bica and Cais do Sodré are the core of it all. Amazing rooftops, restaurants, cafes, bars, art galleries, museums and theaters abound. Start off by admiring the river from the Santa Catarina belvedere, have a cocktail at PARK's rooftop bar, try a typical Portuguese steak, or the fresh grilled fish, at Príncipe do Calhariz, and later explore the dozens of streets full of bars and clubs! Whether you're visiting for a day or a whole week, make sure you visit Bairro Alto and its surroundings.
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