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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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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... read more

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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.

Thank WillemNL64
Niagara Falls, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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.

Thank carlos_canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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 3 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

Thank bananners
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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

Thank Albert P
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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.

Thank SharonB0918
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you visit Lisbon you should take a moment to visit Bairro Alto. I recommend doing it by tuk-tuk (electric car Indian style) which will give you a closer view of your tour ride, alleys, streets and city view.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

loved the funicular ride up to this area, and once there, what great views across the city, we where there in January, and I can imagine it would be nice to sit here, taking in the views in summer with a glass of wine. Lovely place to stroll around, plenty of bars and shops to visit, the area has a... More 

Thank debsLpool
Orpington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very easy going vibe around Bairro Alto. Went as a small group of guys and had no problems getting in anywhere, everyone was friendly, the drinks were cheap and there's a great variety of bars with different atmospheres and types of music.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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.

Thank Susi L

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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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