Bairro Alto (High District)
The Barrio Alto is a chic Bohemian Neighborhood
full of Fado bars, trendy restaurants and steep cobble stoned streets.
The area can be reached by two historic elevators. The Elevador
da Glória from the Praça dos Restauradores or the
Elevador da Bica from Rua de São Paulo. Barrio Alto was initially
quite rundown, but after a makeover has emerged as an artistic haven.
It's a wonderful place to go for stroll and a cocktail and enjoy
the ambience. Apart from art galleries and stylish eateries, there
are plenty of inexpensive traditional "taverns"
From the upper walkway connecting Bairro Alto
leads to the 14th-century Convento do Carmo. It was once the largest
church in the city and was half-destroyed by the earthquake in 1755.
The small ram shackled archaeological museum contains treasures
from monasteries that were dissolved after the 1834 Liberal revolution
including Dom Fernando I's tomb.
Chiado is a hip, sleepless neighborhood, a favorite
hangout for university students. It has a number of bars, clubs
and malls where the affluent Lisboetas do their shopping. Museo
do Chiado, home to the work of Portugal's most famous painters and
sculptors will give you an educational and aesthetic experience.
Parque de São Pedro is a beautiful park
ideal for picnics and family gatherings. The Castelo de São
Jorge in the Alfama from the cliff opposite the park presents a