Bairro Alto Breaks
in Lisbon City
By day, the narrow seventeenth-century streets of the upper town, high above the central city, to the west of the Baixa - have a quiet, residential feel, with children playing and the elderly sitting in doorways. Two of the city's most interesting churches are located on the fringes, as are some of the city's most bohemian boutiques, making the quarter well worth a morning or afternoon's exploration. At night, its character changes entirely, as it's here that you'll find many of the city's best bars, restaurants and fado clubs.
You can approach the Bairro Alto on two amazing feats of engineering in the form of its funicular-like trams, with some amazing sights set to pass you by.