Historical Center of Lisbon
located in Parish of Misericórdia
is one of the iconic places in the Historical Center of Lisbon
Officially, the famous and charming Bairro Alto
is considered to be of Public Interest
It is also considered a must-visit place for tourists passing through the Portuguese capital.
See complete guide: Bairro Alto
Largo do Camões Square, Bairro Alto © Google Earth Pro
Bohemian neighborhood of Lisbon
For a memorable night out in Lisbon
, the first option is Bairro Alto
. restaurants, bars
typical cafes and, the unmissable Fado Houses
are the guarantee of unforgettable nights with the tasting of the
traditional cuisine or the best gastronomic specialties and the tasting of excellent Portuguese wines.
Learn more: Nights in Bairro Alto
How to get to Bairro Alto
A quick and comfortable way to get to Bairro Alto
is by taking the iconic Gloria Elevator
. From the
Calçada da Glória up to the top, in Bairro Alto
, it takes about 5 minutes to make the 200 m path.
Ticket price: 3.80 € for two trips.
From Monday to Thursday it opens from 07:15 to 23:55
On Fridays, from 07:15 to 00:25
On Saturdays: from 08:45 to 00:25
On Sundays: from 09:15 to 00:25.
Find out more: Elevador da Glória
An unmissable visit for the typical Lisbon atmosphere, for the Church of São Roque and for the beautiful view from the Miradouro de São
Pedro de Alcântara
Elevador da Glória cable car, from Restauradores to Bairro Alto, Lisbon © / illustration
What to see in Bairro Alto
Among the attractions of Bairro Alto
, the Houses of Fado, the Viewpoint of São Pedro de Alcântara,
the Ascensor da Bica, Ascensor da Glória, Largo Camões, Bica dos Olhos, the Miradouro de Santa Catarina
several fountains, Convent of Jesus, Convent of Cardais and other convents and churches.
Learn more: Attractions in the Parish of Misericórdia, Lisbon
Some of the oldest Fado Houses
attract numerous music lovers
typical of Lisbon and Portugal, fado
. To name the two best known, O Faia and Adega Machado, present
live shows with famous fado singers. These are traditional houses where the biggest names in fado
have already passed.
All accompanied by traditional Portuguese cuisine and good wines.
Find out more: Fado Nights in Bairro Alto, Lisbon
Restaurants and Fado Houses in Bairro Alto, Parish of Misericórdia, Lisbon © / illustration
Bars and Restaurants
The pleasant bars and restaurants complete the itinerary of this visit, both during the day and, above all, during the night.
• Featured bars:
- Leve leve Tapas Bar
- Há Pitéu
- Bar do Chico
More: Where to have a coffee or a drink in Bairro Alto
• Featured Restaurants:
- Restaurante Aldeia do Bairro Alto
- O Barrigas
- Taberna do Bairro Alto
- Aldeia do Bairro Alto
More: Where to eat in Bairro Alto
The Insolito Restaurant. Nights in Bairro Alto, Lisbon © The Insólito Restaurant / Illustration
What to do in Bairro Alto
In addition to walks and discovering its small cobbled streets, Bairro Alto has several options for activities:
Visit the Churches
Among which stand out:
The Museum and Church of São Roque in Bairro Alto, Parish of Misericórdia, Lisbon © / illustration
- Church of San Roque
- Cardaes Church and Convent
- Church of Saint Catherine
Visit the Museums
Among which stand out:
- Sao Roque Museum
- National Museum of Contemporary Art
- Pharmacy Museum
See complete guide: Bairro Alto
See the city from its Viewpoints
In addition to the beautiful view over Lisbon, the sunset in Bairro Alto is not to be missed.
The Viewpoint of São Pedro de Alcântara
The Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcântara
, located in the Jardim de São Pedro de Alcântara, close to the
Elevador da Glória, in Bairro Alto.
Built in 1864, at the top of the Elevador da Glória, this viewpoint is one of the most popular in the city. From the top, it offers views
incredible views of the City of Lisbon.
Address: Rua de São Pedro de Alcântara, Bairro Alto, Lisbon.
Find out more: Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcântara
The Viewpoint of Santa Catarina
The Miradouro de Santa Catarina
also offers a beautiful view of Lisbon and the Tagus River. The highlight is having your favorite drink
(Restaurant and Garden, with a statue of Adamastor; read more below) and admire the sunset.
Adamastor and Sunset with History
"Few people from Lisbon know the viewpoint of Santa Catarina, but almost everyone knows Adamastor.
It is very popular with the younger population to watch the sunset during the spring, summer and autumn months.
And it has a unique atmosphere with music, conversations and late-afternoon drinks that last throughout the night. This view,
it is dazzling and encompasses the entire estuary of the Tagus river, the 25 de Abril bridge and the roofs of the entire parish of São Paulo.
It has a small garden, but it is the huge terrace that invites those who arrive to sit and chat. The huge statue of Adamastor
represents the mythical figure that the poet Luís Vaz de Camões created to symbolize the Cape of Storms. If you don't know where the
Cabo das Tormentas, is the name previously given to the Cape of Good Hope where so many Portuguese caravels were shipwrecked. crossed
by the skilful sailors led by Bartolomeu Dias in 1488, the Adamastor is no longer so frightening and is today the best company
to see the twilight at the viewpoint of Santa Catarina" [Official Tourism of Lisbon].
Address: Rua de Santa Catarina
Garden of the São Pedro de Alcântara Belvedere in Bairro Alto, Parish of Misericórdia, Lisbon © / illustration
Night in Bairro Alto
Bairro Alto Nights
are the liveliest in Lisbon. Its picturesque streets, with bars, restaurants that
they are true Lisbon nightlife meeting points
Some Casas de Fado
contribute to the liveliness of the place. Others work in restaurants. Highlights are:
on Rua da
Barroca, 56, which is also a restaurant; Tasca do Chico
, Adega do Machado
and the well-known Café Luso
, founded in 1937.
A neighborhood with history
As old as Lisbon itself, Bairro Alto
and its 16th-century urban structure were rebuilt after the earthquake
of land that shook the city in 1531. With beautiful secular mansions, Bairro Alto
is one of the best neighborhoods in
Lisbon nightlife. In addition, it is classified as a Public Interest Set
In the narrow streets of Bairro Alto
several Portuguese newspapers already had their headquarters: Diário de Notícias,
on Rua Diário de Notícias, O Século, on Rua do Século and the newspaper A Capital.
• Address: Largo Dr. António de Sousa Macedo 7-d
• Telephone: 213 929 800
• Official Link: JF de Misericórdia