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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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Buzzy part of town

Bairro alto is a great place to stay in lisbon. Its relatively quiet during the day, but lights up at night especially from Wednesdays to Saturdays. Lots of good little bakerys... read more

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nice bars, but many of the restaurants serve tourists over-priced, bland food. A nice place to visit once or twice, but it doesn't compare with the drinking and eating centers of many other major European cities.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Bairro alto is a great place to stay in lisbon. Its relatively quiet during the day, but lights up at night especially from Wednesdays to Saturdays. Lots of good little bakerys and restaurants nearby. While here go to SPOT bar to get some excellent live music and Esteves bar for a KILLER well priced shot of vodka + beer for... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a funky, eclectic part of town, with many bars and restaurants, classically European narrow streets, and hills. We visited at night on a weekend and it was young, loud and rowdy, and some folks were a bit, shall we say, sloppy. If you are in Lisbon, you definitely should visit this area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This are called Bairro Alto which is known as the knight life in Lisbon for it's bar and restaurants is an experience that must be made. Come visit it between the hours of 22:00 and 04:00 from Friday to Sunday.

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Glencoe, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed at the Bairro Alto Hotel. It is a must stay. If you cannot stay here be sure to come to the terrace bar. The view is spectacular. The neighborhood is not touristy and a bunch of wonderful places to eat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had a great time bar hopping here till the wee hours of the morning with friends. Such an open, fun atmosphere.

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Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My family took a tram through this area of Lisbon. It was narrated so we were able hear about the architecture and see the pretty views from atop this hill of narrow streets.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We took the Santa Maria funicular to the top. Gorgeous views of all Lisbon once once you reach the top. Funicular ride is just a few minutes uphill but is fun through the narrow streets for families with kids.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We really enjoyed strolling around Bairro Alto, and ate here a few times. Nice bars, and views out over the city. Steep hills, so it can be a bit of a work-out!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I didn't go to Bairro Alto at night so may be missed the party atmosphere...during the day, it looked like an old town which is not unpolished and touristy...a bit like the lanes of north Kolkata.

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Staying in Bairro Alto, Bica & Cais do Sodre

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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.