“Bohemian and cultural center of Lisbon”s nightlife and the perfect place to shop”
The Bairro Alto it”s a picturesque district that was born during the 16 century and it”s a bohemian part of the city, full of artists and writers.
The streets are quiet during the day but at night become the neighborhood of the city, with an incredible nightlife which is the favorite place to start the night in Lisbon. Behind the colorful facades and graffiti there”s a variety of excellent traditional and international restaurants, Fado Houses, and plenty of trendy bars and stylish alternative fashion shops that stay open late. Throughout the week, especially on weekends are people of all ages, origins and lifestyles.
The main commercial streets are Rua do Norte, Rua da Atalaia, and Rua do Diário de Noticias, and it”s easy to go to the Mirador of San Pedro de Alcantara from there. There are also two of the city”s most interesting churches: São Roque with its interior style Baroque and romantic Gothic ruins of Carmo Church.
The Neighbor Chiado is an elegant and sophisticated area with a large number of theaters, bookstores, coffees, antique stores, art nouveau jewelry, luxury with international names such as Hermes and Cartier.
Much of the area was destroyed in a fire in 1988 but has since been reborn.
It remains one of the most beloved neighborhoods of Lisbon, with memories of his past as a center of intellectual life of the city with statues of literary figures such as Fernando Pessoa, Luis de Camões, and Eça de Queiroz.
Rising a little, is the Príncipe Real, an area known for antique shops and interior design. On the streets of the gardens of Principe Real, especially in Rua de São Marçal, are attractive town houses of the 19th century and some of the most peaceful places in the city, like the Praça das Flores.