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Bairro Alto

Lisbon, Portugal
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Ranked #18 of 212 attractions in Lisbon
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Type: Neighborhoods
Activities: Nightlife, Drinking
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Zaragoza, Spain
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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

This was by far our favourite neighborhood with much life, action and great people watching. Trams, traffic, cafes and the buzz of Lisbon life is here. Along with Chiado, this place is great day or night. Beats Alfama hands down if you like energy.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
10 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

A busy area but there are lovely quiet squares and gardens where you can sit with a drink and look at the views from the height of Bairro Alto - strongly suggest going there and trying the Elevador Gloria.

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Madrid, Spain
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Excelent neighbourhood of Lisboa, with tipical bars and international buzz. I recommend the Lost In terrace and La Lisboeta bar

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Florence, Italy
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75 reviews 75 reviews
7 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Good for its restaurants and bars, the Bairro Alto is mostly known for its nightlife and for the restaurants that play "fado". A good solution for dinner and a possible drink aftewards, but be prepared to potentially encounter some people who have had a few too many...

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Madrid, Spain
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

A perfect place to grab a cheap beer and walk around. Throughout the streets there are many small bars with crowds of people outside of them. At almost every place you can get a half liter of beer for under 1.5 Euros. Its great to grab a beer and walk from bar to bar as you see different styled bars... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Some great little shops, though a bit pricey on the whole. Some great restaurants and cafes, and a really good vibe. Easy access to tour buses and the rest of Lisbon. Steep hills in places

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Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

I always like going to Bairro Alto, it's lively streets are always interesting. People get their beers in Bar and then just stay on the street, which makes a really nice atmosphere. In Summer it can be a bit too crowded (many tourists!), but that's the time to explore the bars that are not in the center, but in the... More

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Vantaa, Finland
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

If you want to see how common Lisbon's people live, just visit Bairro Alto. There is much to see, narrow streets, local bars...

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Bangkok
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9 reviews 9 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

After eight oclock you can find all kinds of nice cosy restaurants and bars ...great vieuw over the city

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Lisbon, Portugal
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

With more than one square mile (or 1.5 kms) of pubs, bars, restaurants, shops, concert venues, galleries and plenty more to do and see, Bairro Alto is the eternal sunshine in Lisbos's nightlife. Heaps of bars and pubs change every year, there's always the dodgy characters trying to sell you fake drugs and the odd prostitute around the corner, yet... More

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