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Lisbon 1200-109, Portugal
Bairro Alto, Bica & Cais do Sodre
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The neighborhood does liven up a little at night, but no more so than some other neighborhoods in Lisbon. Up a steep hill, and I would not advise trying to walk it, either up or down. No flat places in Barrio Alto.!

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank sgtshan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

All the action and great restaurants and exclusive shops. Not that touristy, mostly couples our family renting appartments

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank ClaudeG242
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ok, we saw some streamers, but on inquiring, our taxi driver’s limited English only got us that it was for the celebration of a Saint. On checking into our apartment, the house manager explained that the festival meant that the streets would fill with “open”...More

Date of experience: June 2019
3  Thank Pat L
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can get the funicular from Abenida Liberdade, otherwise you can use the escalators in the Baixa Chaido metro station, or there is some climb, but we'll worth it. With a fantastic choice of restaurants and bars in the narrow cobbled streets you will find...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank snei
Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting place, unique and unusual, but to our surprise every building in old town is covered with graffiti.

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank Maria Z
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A beautiful area to explore. Restaurants. Bars. Cobble stoned streets for walking with your beer, glass of wine or other refreshment. The park often has live music concerts. Beautiful view of Lisbon. Great workout walking up the steep street to getcto the upper area or...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank sallytoronto2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first visit to Lisbon, and we initially couldn't decide between this area or the more modern parts of the city for accommodation. We were glad we chose Bairro Alto because everything is literally on your doorstep. During the day, there are plenty...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank David N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quartier sympa sur une colline, de belles places et batiments en faillance. Nice and pleasant place on a small hill. A lot of place and building in faillance

Date of experience: June 2019
22  Thank sersto
Reviewed 1 week ago

Is a place with very good restaurant's , nice bars , we can pass a great night. It's possible only drink a cup of wine.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Francisco L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Plenty going on in June when I visited with street festivals and many bars and clubs. Good mix of age groups, locals and tourists.Barrio Alto is well named with its steep uphill cobbled streets. Located very centrally it is short walk (uphill) from Caisa do...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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mrpkass
April 28, 2018|
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Response from 63kathyl | Reviewed this property |
No....they run from about 8:00 am till 11:00 pm
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754MaryM
April 11, 2018|
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Response from robww | Reviewed this property |
(You'll find stronger substitutes to tea and coffee offered for sale on every street corner here day and night; as they have a relaxed attitude to alternative stimulants here..)
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KerryM749
March 13, 2018|
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@susie1978 It’s true, most of the nightlife in Bairro Alto is easy to be found with all the bars spilling out on to the streets. Pharmacy restaurant was delicious Luxe Lisbon was a great club Park rooftop bar is great... More
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