Bairro Alto

In some of Lisbon’s oldest and most traditional neighbourhoods, you’ll find a nightlife and festive spirit that you’ll find hard to believe in the centre of the city. The streets fill with people of all ages who come to catch up, have a drink, watch the people passing by and discover all the many new things there are to be found.

There’s little point asking a Lisboeta where the best place is to go out at night. The whole city meets at the centre of its nightlife, where there are places to suit every taste and music for every genre. The more experienced guarantee that Lisbon’s nightlife consists of a steady downhill motion – and the more poetic of them swear that every conversation is spoken in italics. Why? Because it always begins in Bairro Alto with its many and varied bars and restaurants, then heads down to Bica with a glass in hand and always ends in Cais do Sodré, where the most popular nightclubs intermingle with the old sailors’ bars, combining an original mix of cultures and ambiances. Whether you like 80s classics, hard rock or the freshest of musical sounds, you’re bound to find something that’s tailored to suit your tastes.

In the Santos area, which traditionally attracts a younger crowd, the atmosphere is more homogenous and rowdy, and is not recommended for anyone over the age of 25 unless they are hoping to relive the madness of university nights long since passed. During the day, Bairro Alto is home to various alternative shops, from records to art and hairdressers; Cais do Sodré has countless restaurants for a recharge and Santos, Lisbon’s design district, is full of studios and unique shops selling fantastic and irresistible objects. Take a different perspective of Lisbon home with you.



39 results
TripAdvisor Traveler RatingBased on 151 reviews

A night of fados at Adega Machado is a truly artistic experience of the Portuguese Culture in the heart of Bairro Alto (neighborhood): Fado (Lisbon Song) and Gastronomy.

TripAdvisor Traveler RatingBased on 638 reviews

The restaurant "A Severa" inaugurated in 1955, is in Lisbon located in one of the city´s oldest and most emblematic neighbourhoods, the Bairro Alto.

TripAdvisor Traveler RatingBased on 1436 reviews

Bairro Alto Hotel, a luxury boutique hotel in Lisbon, is a 5-star boutique hotel in central Lisbon, located in the heart of historic downtown, between Bairro Alto and Chiado districts.

TripAdvisor Traveler RatingBased on 360 reviews

Café LUSO is world synonym for Fado, song from Lisbon and World Heritage, UNESCO.

TripAdvisor Traveler RatingBased on 132 reviews

Discover the house and life of the greatest fado singer in history, as well as some of the artworks she was presented with during her career.

TripAdvisor Traveler RatingBased on 4 reviews

Located in Lisbon in the heart of Bairro Alto just 20 meters from Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcântara, Casinha da Boa Hora is housed in a building with a typical Portuguese and traditional atmosphere.

TripAdvisor Traveler RatingBased on 151 reviews

The Casinha das Flores is located in Chiado, in the center of the historic city of Lisbon, 200 meters from Bairro Alto.

TripAdvisor Traveler RatingBased on 349 reviews

Premium accommodations in the heart of historic Lisbon, one step away from the interesting points in the city.

TripAdvisor Traveler RatingBased on 3804 reviews

Discover Lisbon is a tour operator dedicated to walking tours in Lisbon and the surrounding areas, operating since 2015.

TripAdvisor Traveler RatingBased on 809 reviews

Take one of the most iconic trips in Lisbon on a tram that climbs a few hundred inspiring and very photogenic metres up a steep slope with the Tagus in the background.

TripAdvisor Traveler RatingBased on 562 reviews

Game Over is an escape room live real game in Lisbon. Challenges that have to be resolved before time runs out. Team Building, anniversary party, bachelor party

Take full benefit of this street market in one of the most select neighbourhoods of Lisbon and find unique and vintage objects at knock-down prices.

TripAdvisor Traveler RatingBased on 164 reviews

Loreto Underground Gallery | Walking along the streets of Lisbon, it’s hard to imagine what’s below your feet. Discover the underground side to the city in the Loreto galleries.

TripAdvisor Traveler RatingBased on 21 reviews

If you want to take a real journey back in time while in Lisbon, discover the Museu Geológico in the former convent of Jesus. It’s stood there for over 150 years.

Host'Bell Rooms & Suits - If you want to rest, walk and enjoy Lisbon, it's your place of choice.

TripAdvisor Traveler RatingBased on 304 reviews

Learn more about the species in the Lisbon botanical and scientific garden. This is the perfect place for a few hours of wandering amid the tranquillity and variety of plants.

TripAdvisor Traveler RatingBased on 199 reviews

We believe that walking is the best way to explore our city. Join one of our walking tours and discover the Lisbon that we love.

Mercearia do Vinho is a portuguese wine shop located in the heart of Lisbon, you will find wines from all the 14 wine regions.

TripAdvisor Traveler RatingBased on 3474 reviews

Save your breath for one of the best views of Lisbon. Make this miradouro your point of discovery and enchantment with the city.

TripAdvisor Traveler RatingBased on 349 reviews

When visiting Lisbon, discover this Natural History and Science Museum with a garden, amphitheatre, chemical laboratory, observatory and an old riding school.