Bairro Alto is a walkable neighborhood that's popular for its restaurants and bars. You can experience the local entertainment and theater, or enjoy the natural beauty of the parks. With hotels to suit everyone's tastes, Bairro Alto serves as a good starting point for exploring the greater Lisbon area.
Sightseeing around Bairro Alto
The area's storied past is told through the monuments and historic sites, while local museums and theaters add a sense of refinement. Stroll the halls at Geological Museum, Regimento de Sapadores Bombeiros Museum, or Chiado Museum. You can check out the local talent at Fado in Chiado, Trindade Theater, and Sao Luis Municipal Theater. Monuments like Church of Sao Roque, Fernando Pessoa Statue, and Foz Palace honor the area. Bica Lift, Santa Catarina Viewpoint, and Cardaes Convent are some of the notable landmarks. Hours of family fun are waiting at Glória Lift, Ascensor da Gloria, and Torel Garden.
Many visitors like to do some shopping while in town, but there are a number of other activities. You'll find the great outdoors at parks like Belvedere Sao Pedro de Alcantara, Miradouro de Sao Pedro de Alcantara, and Principe Real Square. Explore nature at Estuario do Tejo Natural Reserve and Boca do Inferno. Armazens do Chiado Mall, Lisbon Coliseum, or Portas do Sol Viewpoint will provide yet another welcomed diversion.
Some of the area's most popular sights are Castle of Sao Jorge, Santa Justa Elevator, and Rossio Square. You can also head to Camoes Square, National Theater of Sao Carlos, and Restauradores Square.
Getting around Bairro Alto
Lisbon (LIS-Humberto Delgado) is the closest major airport, 4.1 miles (6.6 km) from Bairro Alto.