Top things to do in Bairro Alto, Chiado & Cais do Sodré

Top Choice Market in Bairro Alto, Chiado & Cais do Sodré

Mercado da Ribeira

Doing trade in fresh fruit and veg, fish and flowers since 1892, this domed market hall has been the word on everyone's lips since Time Out transformed half of it into a gourmet food court in 2014. Now it's Lisbon i…
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Alma

Two Michelin-starred Henrique Sá Pessoa's flagship Alma is one of Portugal's destination restaurants and, in our humble opinion, Lisbon's best gourmet dining experience. The casual space exudes understated style ami…
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Park

If only all multistorey car parks were like this… Take the elevator to the 5th floor, and head up and around to the top, which has been transformed into one of Lisbon's hippest rooftop bars, with sweeping views reac…
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Belcanto

José Avillez' two-Michelin-starred cathedral of cookery wows diners with painstaking creativity, polished service and a first-rate sommelier. Standouts among Lisbon's culinary adventure of a lifetime include sucklin…
Top Choice Gifts & Souvenirs in Bairro Alto, Chiado & Cais do Sodré

A Vida Portuguesa

A flashback to the late 19th century with its high ceilings and polished cabinets, this former warehouse and perfume factory lures nostalgics with its all-Portuguese products, from retro-wrapped Tricona sardines to …
Top Choice Viewpoint in Bairro Alto, Chiado & Cais do Sodré

Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcântara

Hitch a ride on vintage Ascensor da Glória from Praça dos Restauradores, or huff your way up steep Calçada da Glória to this terrific hilltop viewpoint. Fountains and Greek busts add a regal air to the surroundings,…
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Pensão Amor

Set inside a former brothel, this cheeky bar pays homage to its passion-filled past with colourful wall murals, a library of erotically tinged works, and a small stage where you can sometimes catch burlesque shows.
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Bairro de Avillez

Step into the latest culinary dream by Portugal's most famous chef – Michelin-starred maestro José Avillez – who has set up his gastronomic dream destination a 'neighbourhood' featuring several dining environments, …
Top Choice Asian in Bairro Alto, Chiado & Cais do Sodré

Boa-Bao

The food at this trendy spot will transport you to Laos, Cambodia, Malaysia and Vietnam, but the ceramic swallows draped across the exposed brick archway (the most famous artwork of Rafael Bordalo, the artist for wh…
Top Choice Food in Bairro Alto, Chiado & Cais do Sodré

Loja das Conservas

What appears to be a gallery is on closer inspection a fascinating temple to tinned fish (or conservas as the Portuguese say) – the result of an industry on its deathbed revived by a savvy marketing about-face and n…