Bairro Alto is one of Lisbon’s best known and most appreciated nightlife neighborhoods, but there are also many attractions to see throughout the day in this one of the oldest and most traditional neighborhoods of the Lisbon city. As the name implies, Bairro Alto is located in one of the highest parts of Lisbon, known as the City of the Seven Hills. The easiest way to reach your destination is to walk from downtown Lisbon or take the elevator, which leaves from Praça dos Restauradores. So, we suggest you some sights you can visit when you go to Bairro Alto. Santa Catarina Viewpoint The Santa Catarina Viewpoint, which is also known by the Lisboans as “Miradouro do Adamastor”, is located in the middle of the garden. It is characterized by being a relaxed place, frequented more at the end of the day, by young people or adults who go for a drink, socialize with friends, read a book or listen to music. The Miradouro de Santa Catarina overlooks the Tagus River, the 25 de abril Bridge and also the rooftops of some of Lisbon’s traditional neighborhoods.
Pharmacy Museum Right next to the Miradouro de Santa Catarina, you can find the Pharmacy Museum. This museum has a vast aggregate of pieces from all over the world, which illustrate the History of Pharmacy in Portugal and in the world. Next to the museum you can find a restaurant and a bar.
São Pedro de Alcântara Viewpoint One of the main points in Lisbon’s nightlife, the Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcântara, also known as Miradouro do Bairro, is where you will find the most visited bars by young Portuguese people. This Miradouro overlooks some of Lisbon’s highlights, such as the Castelo de São Jorge, the Sé de Lisboa, and the towers of the São Vicente de Fora Monastery.
Elevador da Glória The Elevador da Glória is one of the most used elevators in Lisbon, as it runs along one of the steepest streets in the city, the Calçada da Glória, connecting Praça dos Restauradores to Bairro Alto.
São Roque Church The São Roque church, in Trindade Coelho Square, is quite impressive from the outside, but it’s the inside that really matters. The 16th century Jesuit church is absolutely overflowing with gold leaf and gleaming marble columns. Another perfect and ideal place to visit when you are around Bairro Alto.
You won’t be short of places to visit, which will surely culminate in a visit to A Severa, where you will have the opportunity to taste the best of Portuguese cuisine and Fado.