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Bairro Alto, Bica & Cais do Sodre
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Address: Lisbon, Portugal
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This is the fashionable shopping district in Lisbon.

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A vibrant square

A gorgeous square full of local activity and lovely lights. It leads nicely to the Carma Convent and the Chiado Museum which are roughly 10 mins walk away.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A gorgeous square full of local activity and lovely lights. It leads nicely to the Carma Convent and the Chiado Museum which are roughly 10 mins walk away.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Unique place in the world, amazing streets, beautiful ligts, views, street pavements. An ultimate place to go in Lisbon.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Primarily the upscale shopping area of Lisbon, you can find some great coffeehouses and don't miss Santi Ice Creams on the Rua do Carmo. With a comsopolitan vibe, this is also the main gathering area for the gay scene in Lisbon.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Probably the busiest area of Lisbon we visited. Full of restaurants, bars and people buzzing around. Plenty of room within Chiado to just sit, chill and watch the world go round. Lots of taxis on offer too. On the last day of our 3 night break my wife and i must of been offered drugs 4-5 times!! Not nice and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Chiado is a very charming place, with cofee and restaurants. The night life is very special, with lots of people at the streets.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We rented an apartment just off Rua Augusta with Lisbon Five Stars Apartments. Used this as a base for exploring the surrounding streets, shops, historical sites. Lots to keep you busy. A very pedestrian friendly part of Lisbon, Wonderful restaurants and shops. It's the old historic part of the city. Just wonderful spot to use a base for exploring the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We came up the stairs to here, on a bit of a pub crawl, nice area, but not a lot of space, so be careful when crossing the road etc, it could end up a bit sticky! Loads of restaurants, smaller shops and bars, Ideal area for tourists ☺

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We walked to here to look at the shops and find nice restaurants for that evening. Lots of upmarket shops and lots of restaurants down the many side streets and alleys.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent all of our favorite times in Lisbon in Chiado. Check out the lively Rua Garrett, where I posed with a statue of Pessoa and a drunk man sang “Girl on Fire” repeatedly at the top of his lungs, and Faca & Garfo, a fantastic, small little place that was one of my best meals in Lisbon. Amazing vintage... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Chiado is in the center of Lisbon. Very old region, place where poets, musicians and writters hangout in local shops, since like forever. Many worthy restaurants, cafés and shops. Pricey. Very old churches, a mystic of its own. Well worth the visit.

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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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