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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
Phone Number: 965476181
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perfect to go out at night

During the day the streets are quiet and empty but in the evening and at night it gets very crouded. There are a lots of restaurants and bars there. You can sit in the streets and... read more

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Ulm, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

During the day the streets are quiet and empty but in the evening and at night it gets very crouded. There are a lots of restaurants and bars there. You can sit in the streets and have dinner and afterwards go out. The party takes place in the streets. You get to know a lot of people from all over... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Bairro alto is the area to be visited in Lisbon. Great area to find bars, restaurants, clubs and a lot more. Since Portuguese food is amazing, you will enjoy to eat around here. Most restaurants are small so they set the tables outside in the streets. The service is usually great and the food cooked by local Portuguese chefs. Be... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's a young area and very touristy. People are out drinking on the street but they do that in London too. It is a lovely old quarter and there is a pretty decent if touristy jazz club. There is a lot of pretty blatant hustling going on that I haven't seen in a major city for years, so of coke... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Day and night very different. small boutiques and nothing much in the day. At night it transformed to happening bar area with many places for drinking at low prices. It is a must visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We start the day with Lisbon Explorer who pick us up in e hotel for a 4 hours walk down the hill. It was a great morning to pass through the small and narrow streets of Bairro Alto. The view points over Lisbon are great stops for pictures. I would suggest the morning time, as in the afternoon the sun... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A great neighborhood to find a party on weekend nights. Tiny bars line the streets and everyone brings their drinks to the outdoors. It's essentially an entire neighborhood that accommodates a party in the streets.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This district is definitely the place to visit for any age group, whether you're on a couples holiday or stag/hen party (we even saw a newly wed couple and their wedding party walking through and stopping for a drink), you can buy a drink, take it outside and walk around the other bars. The atmosphere is electric.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Just as Alfama, Bairo Alto is an old neighbourhood in the centre of Lisbon, with steep streets and filled with small restaurants and bars. It's crowded at evening and night. You can get a very nice dinner for acceptable price in many of the restaurants here, as well as enjoy clubbing in some of the local clubs. Don't be surprise... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The church of Sao Roque and its museum are well worth the effort. Stop for a beer or lunch at Cervejaria da Trindade and admire the tilework. View from atop the Elevador da Gloria is great.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

lots of small bars and eating places, steep streets and polished cobbles, so fine on a dry day but sloppy when wet

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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.