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Bairro Alto

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Bairro Alto, Bica & Cais do Sodre
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Address: Lisbon 1200-109, Portugal
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Heart of Nightlife

This is the main district for those who want to see and feel Lisbon after sunset. Much to see and do also daytime, but when the darkness comes, this area comes to life. Bars... read more

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Naantali, Finland
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This is the main district for those who want to see and feel Lisbon after sunset. Much to see and do also daytime, but when the darkness comes, this area comes to life. Bars, pubs, terraces, restaurants for everyone, from traditional Fado to modern nightclubs. Metro doesn's go up there, so taxi or tram is your way of transport

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hills of Tennessee
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It is an interesting area, still functioning as a neighborhood, but so many people/ tourists are out and about during evening and night hours. Tram 28 or metro (Baixa-Chiado) will get you there. There are numerous options for fado and dozens of restaurants. Our favorite restaurant for fado, tasty food, and friendly staff was "Bom Garfo" on Rua Diário de... More 

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Tarpon Springs, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
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The bairro sits higher the the main part of the downtown area. Very caharming spots to eat and enjoy some music. Chapel of Sao Roque and Convento de Carmo are accesible from this area----walking mostly downhill.

Thank Greg B
Tel Aviv, Israel
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In this area you can walk with your drink in your hand. The only limitation is that you'll have to finish it before entering a new bar. Since this quarter is up the hill, the best way to get there was by subway to Baxia-Chiado station, or elevator Santa Justa.

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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Rented an apartment with a large group of friend, right in the middle of Bairro Alto. Excellent choice. It's in the middle of it all and almost everything is walking distance. Lots of restaurants and bars. Be prepared to climb the hills in that area: They can be steap!

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A must see for anyone going to Lisbon. Lots of great little bars and places to eat. If you want a specific restaurant it is best to book as it gets busy

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Roermond, The Netherlands
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Walking up and down through the narrow streets heering fado in the back is definately a great experience.

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Brasov, Romania
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Bairro Alto is the district exactly on the opposite hill to Alfama; it is the iconic district of Lisbon with old historic buldings,narrow streets and a romantic,fascinating atmosphere; it can be reached from Chiado square by walking from there up the hill but the easiest way seemed to me by the Gloria cablecar (funicular) which starts from the city center... More 

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Quaint small windy streets, interesting, however we were approached several times asking if we wanted to buy drugs. Some areas were a bit rough

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GREAT Restaurants and Night Life . Lots of shops and people at all times ! Enjoyed walking along and stopping for drinks or coffee .

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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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