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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
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I great neighborhood with lots of character

Very hilly but lots of character. Lots of local restaurants, bars, supermarkets, and unique shops. Can get noisy at nights given entertainment district, but you are in a very... read more

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very hilly but lots of character. Lots of local restaurants, bars, supermarkets, and unique shops. Can get noisy at nights given entertainment district, but you are in a very central location, close to everything.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Full of atmosphere and lots of places to eat. Very busy at night with bars and cafes. Locals congregate around the bars as do the tourists. The local youths seem to hang out in the street drinking, but they are usually in mixed company and non-threatening. I have to say I find Portuguese people extremely friendly and welcoming. I was... More 

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Falmouth, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I recommend exploring as many neighborhoods as you have time and energy for. Keep in mind that Lisbon is a hilly city and getting from point A to point B is not always as easy as it might appear on a map. Get a day pass on the Metro system (for all forms of inner city transport) and you will... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Located in Lisbon’s creative hub, bohemian Bairro Alto and chick Chiado, neighborhood celebrates art and design throughout. With Mediterranean influences, young crowd, great bars, plenty of restaurant to choose from, and live music makes this district a must go to place in Lisbon. Absolutely delightful!

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Spent walking up and down the streets of this beautiful part of the city which houses stores and shops of every nature along with tabernas , tapas, beautiful architecture, and one of the most unique bars in the world......with a barbershop at the front !

Thank Esta C
Cheshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We walked from our accommodation near Pombal to Bairro Alto vista. It was a gentle walk past some interesting small shops including a lovely little bread shop with a window display of bread birds & a fabulous pizza oven and an old fashioned toy shop. The vista has an outdoor cafe, a fountain and hosts an occasional weekend market. It's... More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The area is littered with clubs and bars, but isn't an area where you feel safe. Be prepared to be asked if you want to buy hashish or cocaine every other minute. After a while it got tiresome and the drug dealers are very persistent. You are better off not replying and just keep walking.

Thank Haqim A
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nice place to hang around. Good restaurants and bars for every budget. Don't miss Barrio Alto. Walk their streets enjoy local places. Bring your camera as you will get some awesome pictures

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Naantali, Finland
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is the main district for those who want to see and feel Lisbon after sunset. Much to see and do also daytime, but when the darkness comes, this area comes to life. Bars, pubs, terraces, restaurants for everyone, from traditional Fado to modern nightclubs. Metro doesn's go up there, so taxi or tram is your way of transport

Thank Halkidis
hills of Tennessee
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It is an interesting area, still functioning as a neighborhood, but so many people/ tourists are out and about during evening and night hours. Tram 28 or metro (Baixa-Chiado) will get you there. There are numerous options for fado and dozens of restaurants. Our favorite restaurant for fado, tasty food, and friendly staff was "Bom Garfo" on Rua Diário de... More 

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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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