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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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Lovely place

We stayed here for a few nights and loved it. The neighbourhood was very 'real' not gentrified or prettied up for tourists, has graffiti on some buildings and varies widely in the... read more

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We stayed here for a few nights and loved it. The neighbourhood was very 'real' not gentrified or prettied up for tourists, has graffiti on some buildings and varies widely in the types of people, shops, houses, etc, that you will see there, but that's definitely part of its charm. The pavements and roads are all old style cobbles and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The walk to the top is very steep, although a tram is available for those who don't fancy it. From the top, you do get a decent view of the city. There's a lot of restaurants and bars nearby and this place does have a lively nightlife. Truth be told, I don't think the bars and restaurants here are particularly... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Walking in the narrow streets aside restaurants, bars, music and small shops, graffiti on walls and real nice houses. A magic place to go lost at noon and evenings.

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Belmont, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A friend of mine from Lisbon recommended that I come here to have a drink and she was definitely on point. The narrow, hilly, alleys and streets combined with the wonderfully quaint and cozy bars/restaurants makes for a fantastic place to be in the evening. It was a little quiet when I went out here since it was earlier in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The ride with the Bica cable tram alone makes visiting the Bairro Alto a must. The neighborhood itself is full of interesting old shops and hippy-chic boutiques and it's an easy walk into Chiado.

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Amazing just to walk around and try to find the best spot to have lunch. That may include a "very" small restaurant on a street stairs.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I absolutely loved the narrow streets, cosy bars and great buzzing atmosphere of that district! it is definitely a must visit place while in Lisbon

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Alameda, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Such a hip area and so close to the water Great dining Great shopping Incredible people watching Don't miss Bairro Alto

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Really good place to enjoy Lisboa and also to enjoy the athmosfere of the city. Recommended place for shopping.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have no idea what this neighborhood is like during the day, but at night it is AWESOME. People are out drinking and hanging out in the streets. Great way to take in Portuguese nightlife.

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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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