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Bairro Alto, Bica & Cais do Sodre
As featured in 3 Days in Lisbon and 1 other guide
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Address: Lisbon, Portugal
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This is the fashionable shopping district in Lisbon.

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Great place to wander in Lisbon.

Se enjoyed that short walk from Augusta streets to Chiado. The buildings were well taken Care of and the shops and restaurants are very fancy and cozy, but not Cheap though.

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Se enjoyed that short walk from Augusta streets to Chiado. The buildings were well taken Care of and the shops and restaurants are very fancy and cozy, but not Cheap though.

Thank jclion07
Tervuren, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

this downtown heart of Lisbon is rich in people gazing. watch out for the traffic, and some pickpockets. but very beautiful architecture.

Thank ssonnic
The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Chiado is Lisbon's smart area, with chic shops and polished cafes, mosaic pavements and attractive squares. It's high on a hill and there is no better way to get there than to take the famous Santa Justa elevator from the Baixa. Do take the steep walk up to the ruined Carmo church, and have a coffee at A Brasileira in... More 

Thank WillemNL64
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Worth going to see the fountains and sitting and having a coffee /snack and watching life go by. Lots of places to eat and soak up the atmosphere

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

If you love fashion, movement and groove you should go to Chiado. Have a coffee at Brasileira and do some shopping in some nice stores. Go inside the magnificence churches and walk down rua do Carmo.

Thank Fernando T
Zagreb, Croatia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved this part of Lisbon! It's great for taking walks at all time of day and night. I was in Lisbon on January so all the narrow up-and-down streets were lit up by decorations, squares with Christmas trees..It was beautiful. Although this was the main hub for tourists, I didn't mind at all. It just made the streets more... More 

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Ramsbottom, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice area for a stroll , do a bit of window shopping chill out with some food and drink but a bit too commercialised compared to other parts of the city

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Brooklyn,New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

excellent for a leisure walk, souvenirs shopping, and pastry shops, but tourist traps must be avoided

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Gap, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

lovely shops and streets... and rebuilt after the fire. Of course go to the Bertrand book shop; and the Pessoa café!

Thank Christine-Florence
Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Up and down the hills we go...great shops, restaurants, bakeries, cafes, street performers. Exceptionally beautiful on December evenings when the Christmas lights are on.

Thank smilingfarang

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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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