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Bairro Alto, Bica & Cais do Sodre
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Address: Lisbon, Portugal
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This is the fashionable shopping district in Lisbon.

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Nice- but not the most interesting area of Lisbon

There are some nice shops (including some amazing bookshops) and some good food in the area. However it is a bit touristy and for me doesn't have anything like the atmosphere of... read more

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Lisbon, Portugal
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There are some nice shops (including some amazing bookshops) and some good food in the area. However it is a bit touristy and for me doesn't have anything like the atmosphere of areas like Alfama. The first time we went here I felt like I could have been in any one of numerous cities in Europe- most of the time... More 

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Rijeka, Croatia
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The district in Lisbon well known for its mix of old houses and modern commercial buildings. It was inhabited even in Roman times and its name existed from the 16th century. It was greatly affected by the fire in 1988 and fully restored under the supervision of the architect Alvaro Siza Vieira. It is a great place to walk around... More 

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Egham, United Kingdom
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The Chiado is one of Lisbon must visit, full of life restaurants cafes and shops with lots of interesting buildings to see and it is a chic area of lisbon

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Lisbon, Portugal
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Chiado It is a traditional outdoor shopping area that blends old and modern commerce. Located at the Carmo and Garrett streets it’s also an important cultural area, with museums and theaters. In 1988, the Chiado area suffered a major fire, when 18 buildings were partially or totally destroyed. Since then, owing to a renovation project that lasted for more... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a must see! In Chiado you will find some of the most historical areas in Lisbon and some of the best restaurants as well. If you are interested in Jewish history, this is where the big "Judiaria" or Jewish area used to be located.

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A lovely night in Chiado in the restaurants and bars with friends. A beautiful night life with options for every taste and wallet.

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Bucharest, Romania
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Feel free to write a poem after that! Lisbon is and will remain the capital of poetry in Europe ! Do not forget a paper and something to write some words...

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Mainz, Germany
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Here you find everything: architecture, Shops, Restaurants, Cafés, and even stamp Shops for serious philatelists!

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Milan, Italy
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

if you are in Lisbon you have to see this zone, to feel the real portoguese mood. Full of nice restaurants and houses

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

You must visit this neighbourhood. Lovely vibe! Great shopping. Great cafes. A must see! Went back a few times during our 4 day trip to Lisbon.

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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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