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Scenic Walking Areas in Lisbon

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  • Andrew R
    Market Harborough, UK416 contributions
    Nice big open space with lots of outdoor restaurants either side. Ask me tourist information building here on the corner, where you can buy lisbon cards. I would recommend buying online before you come as they are a few euros cheaper.
    Written April 27, 2022
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  • Thomas V
    Oakland, CA12,740 contributions
    One of the most picturesque streets in Lisbon, very steep and with an elevator street car to carry you up, when it is running. The pitch is so steep that is feels dangerous to walk either up or down. We did come to take photos, but we went over to neighboring streets where it is safer to climb or descend.
    Written May 10, 2022
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  • Tito T
    232 contributions
    A very cute corner of Lisbon, very central and close from many iconic spots. It's worth the visit because of the view and great place to take some photos
    Written September 16, 2018
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  • RGSOUNDF
    Mercerville, NJ11,514 contributions
    The old Lisbon offers so many awesome places, charming corners, observations points ("miradouros"), meandering narrow cobbled streets in Alfama and Mouraria or statelly squares in Baixa and Chiado, but Calçada (staircase passage) do Duque is really one of our favorite places in the entire city.
    Its lowest point is located right by the city's 2 most central squares, the historic Rossio (officially named Praça Dom Pedro IV) and newer Praça dos Restauradores, next to Rossio train station. As a matter of fact, you can get to the beginning of Calçada do Duque from the upper level of Rossio train station, thus saving 2 extra flights of stairs by the Calçada do Carmo. Calçada do Duque's end, or its highest point, opens to Largo Trindade Coelho, with its historic Igreja (Church) and Museu (Museum) de São Roque, plus gets you right on the juncture between Rua de São Pedro de Alcântara to the north (ultimately leading you to Bairro Alto "partying" neighborhood) and Rua da Misericórdia to the south, a straight route to Praça Luís de Camões, most major points in Chiado and down Rua do Alecrim with its "Pink Street" at the end, and the famous TimeOut Market.
    Sure enough, there are alternative ways to get to all of the above, requiring less steep climbing and less physical efforts, but Calçada do Duque offers unparalleled views to Rossio Square, parts of Baixa, with the old neighborhoods of Alfama and Mouraria further east, in the background.
    Climbing up, Calçada do Duque opens on three streets, Rua do Duque, Rua da Condessa, and Rua da Oliveira ao Carmo, all of them ending by Largo do Carmo, with its Convento do Carmo, one of the very few buildings remaining, even if partially, from the pre-1775, pre-earthquake Lisbon.
    Climbing up there are more than a few restaurants and bars, all of them on the left side of the stairway, however, those are not known by its high quality neither authenticity, but are by and large those "laminated menus" joints, with the servers standing by the doors, trying to get you inside, those kind of places.
    Highly recommended for amazing views and efficient shortcut to various points of old Lisbon.
    Written December 5, 2019
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  • Stewart
    Hillsborough, New Zealand76 contributions
    We decided to take a short Uber ride to this modern part of Lisbon, and were pleasantly surprised. It has nice boardwalk along the oceanside and various sights such as Europe's longest bridge, and a cable car. Take a leisurely walk and enjoy a day away from the city hubub. This is also the Almada - Park of Nations area that was built for a big expo in the late 90's. Lisbon Oceanarium is also in this area.
    Written June 4, 2019
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  • Thomas V
    Oakland, CA12,740 contributions
    Really nice area to take a long walk on a sunny day, which is what we did, twice! We did have places to go, but we strolled here before and after and enjoyed the great scene. The city has done a good job of reclaiming the waterfront and it is expanding!
    Written May 18, 2022
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