What to do in Lisbon around Bairro Alto


If you are visiting Lisbon, here is what to do in Lisbon around Bairro Alto, one of the city’s most famous quarters. This neighborhood is known for its nightlife, which dates back to the beginning of the twentieth century where most artists and journalists gathered in the evenings. It is now known as a great place to go out at night!

Overlook Lisbon at São Pedro de Alcântara Belvedere


One great thing to do in Lisbon in Bairro Alto is visit this beautiful garden. Jardim São Pedro de Alcântara is overseen by tourists, but lived by locals. At the top end of Bairro Alto, is an amazing view over the city center and the river. It is also a lively place at night as many groups of people take their conversations from the bars to the beautiful belvedere in the garden. Definitely worth visiting, before heading to dinner or at the end of your night out in Bairro Alto. Visit it with us in one of our private tours.

Visit the Natural History Museum


Another great thing to do near Bairro Alto in Lisbon if you don’t know what to do is to visit the Natural History Museum. It is right upwards from Bairro Alto, on your way towards Príncipe Real square. The Natural History Museum hosts amazing collections and is a great idea for when you are in Bairro Alto during the daytime.

Enjoy the Embaixada


What else can you do in Bairro Alto in Lisbon? Here’s a brand new place to visit, recently opened, unknown to most tourists: the Embaixada. It is located in Príncipe Real, right above Bairro Alto and it’s a place dedicated to culture and commerce. It occupies an old palace of the area and promises to host new and interesting tendencies. For a good walk in Lisbon after lunch or before dinner, you will enjoy very unique culture and retail therapy.

Hop on the Elevador da Glória


If you’re wondering what to do in Lisbon around Bairro Alto, I suggest you actually get to Bairro Alto in a very traditional Lisboner way: with Elevador da Glória, a tram-like lift that will carry you from the Restauradores square all the way up to São Pedro de Alcântara belvedere. From there, you can go into the quirkiness of Bairro Alto. If you’d like to walk with us through the city and end up at Bairro alto in the evening for dinner, book your private tour with us here.

Have Dinner and a Drink at a Local Place


If you don’t know what to do in Bairro Alto in Lisbon, here’s something you definitely must do: have dinner in one of the amazing restaurants that have popped up in the last few years. Now, you can find amazing, high quality restaurants in Bairro Alto where you can have a great meal with your friends or your partner. Alternatively, you can head to Bairro Alto after dinner for a drink. Beware: Portuguese people eat late, so we start our nights late. If you go to Bairro Alto before 11 pm, you’re very unlikely to catch it at its peak. For a full experience, go for drinks starting at 11 pm. This is the Lisbon life in Bairro Alto. Come and enjoy it with us!

You now know what to do in Lisbon around Bairro Alto! I hope you’ve enjoyed reading this article and that it has been useful to you! Don’t hesitate to contact us if you need further information about anything! Enjoy your trip to Lisbon!

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