Bairro Alto, Lisbon

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Explore the bohemian center the city at Bairro Alto, its cultural heart. Roam around the quarter's side streets and shop at its many antique stalls and stores. Meet tourists and locals at one of the area's popular restaurants or bars. Listen to Fado music as it pours onto the cobblestone streets. Wander past graffiti-covered buildings, and experience the energy of one of Lisbon's most lively areas. This working-class neighborhood dates back to the 16th century and is known for attracting artistic people. Make your Lisbon itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.
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  • would be a great place if it were not for all the graffiti and drug selling. I was offered drugs in the street in broad daylight by many diffrent types of people, which i found shocking. And the graff...  more »
  • Plenty of small shops with various drinks. Everyone drinks in the streets. A good place to hang out with friends.
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  • Not far from the sea and reachable by any means, either on foot or by taxi, or Tuc Tuc. Cute Bonde (tram) that leads to the top of the Hill and up the small square overview. Also includes the descent to 3.70 Euros
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Check into one of Lisbon's grand city center hotels to position yourself well to explore the central historical districts on foot. To avoid the potentially high prices of some of the Old Town's central upscale hotels, try staying in a hostel instead. While some hostels have an upper age limit for their guests, they're affordable and oftentimes offer access to attractions on par with or better than bigger hotels. In the upper town, opt for one of the family-run bed and breakfasts, which provide affordable rooms and, as the name would suggest, include a meal as well.
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