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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: +351 965 476 181
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Incredible dance of curves drawn by narrow streets full of sensations.

When you pass through the upper district, you experience those sensations of understanding how so many things can coexist at the same time, old and new, cable cars, cars and... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

When you pass through the upper district, you experience those sensations of understanding how so many things can coexist at the same time, old and new, cable cars, cars and pedestrians, all together and at the same time. An incredible vibe: you got a charming little corner for a meal there, the cable car slipping there, the people crossing joyfully... More 

Thank mamatrotter
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

Awesome fell good place. Great Restaurants, food and wine. Brilliant chilled out atmosphere. A must go on one of the evenings in Lisboa.

Thank jatindev
Springfield, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great part of the city for a history walk. I grabbed food at a small local restaurant where locals go. Shopped at small shops with local storeowners who talk to you .

Thank soarinval12
London, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Lots to see and bars and restaurants. Wander but avoid the very touristy eateries. There is a hop on off tourist tram that's worth doing

Thank UKIrishrover
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

An exciting and surprising area to wander about, steep though the district is it is worth the walks through the narrow streets, alleyways and plazas to find restaurants, specialty shops and Cultural Institutions and see the locals and visitors alike interacting in a polite and helpful manner. The use of Tuk-tuks/taxis, as well as public transport, can ease the burden... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

if you're looking for cheap drinks, lots of people (mostly young) and a bit of portuguese culture, go into there. you'll find anything from old fashion to posh bars. all at one place.

Thank vincentgrimbsy
Ascot, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is the bar area of Lisbon but for me at my age it's too busy, has too many young students unused to drinking. It's a good vibe but we found a much better place in Principe Real area which I have reviewed called Cocktail & Shisha. The service in the bars in Bairro Alto is aimed at fast and... More 

Thank Bob A
Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The funicular trams in Lisbon are great to ride and a little bit of history, recommended and saves your legs on the hills :-) remember you daily €6 unlimited metro ticket can be used, which is great value over the €3.60 cash price

Thank Phil_lsa
Arizona City, Arizona
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We walked through the entire neighborhood. I would have been disappointed if I wasn't just "passing by". I would skip this if this is your only destination.

Thank Jim W
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Many, many great restaurants and small cafes, churches, shops, etc. The hip area to be in. You can walk around without any problems, just don't wear heels, the streets are cobblestone.

Thank HighHeelsTourist

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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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