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Things to do in Baixa-Chiado

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Castle
“The birthplace of Lisbon, this castle has been occupied since 1st century BC. Apart from the castle and museum, it is truly one of the most magnificent views in the city. The Best View ever! An historical monument that is worth visiting, especially during afternoon.”
  • 490 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Bairro Alto is the only district in Lisbon that transforms drastically and is unrecognizable between day and night. Bairro Alto has been dubbed the bohemian district, full of luxury shops located on Rua do Norte, and endless bars and restaurants. Bairro Alto is a place where visitors can crowds of all ages blending together seamlessly, giving the district a unique Avant Garde vibe mixed with old-fashioned influences. This is the place where you have people in the street drinking and partying. Full of restaurants and bars, it´s a lively place.”
  • 560 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“One of the best viewpoints in Lisbon if not the best. Really worth of climbing. You have to climb 166 steps so for some people it may be hard. But the view, landscape are breath-taking.”
  • 320 locals recommend
Event Space
“The world’s first food and cultural market, and the first market experience rooted wholly in editorial curation. A place that previously housed the city’s top vendors now brings together the best of the city under one roof: its best restaurants, bars and cultural experiences. An emblematic space of Lisbon renewed by TIME OUT magazine, offering food and traditional local products and the foods range from seafood to steak sandwiches, hamburgers, sushi and ice cream… with canteen-style communal tables. If on the ground floor it is too crowded, try the upper floor famous restaurant Pap'Açorda (with a lunch menu more affordable) . ”
  • 270 locals recommend
Event Space
“lots of antique and second-hand items, meeting locals, relaxing walk, good food nearby, the local area of Lisbon, nice park with a coffee bar and a playground, ”
  • 366 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“So many nice family run restaurants in Alfama: Maça Verde A Muralha Lautasco Alfama Cellar O Cartaxeiro Arcaz Velho A Bela Maria Catita Try the sardines, the grilled fish, the codfish, the octopus, the black pork meat or the daily dishes suggested! With our good red or white wine or sangria! And for dessert the "Arroz Doce" or the "Farófias" (and make sure to eat the grilled fish with boiled potatoes and salad, never with fries!) ”
  • 257 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“The Santa Justa Lift, also called Carmo Lift, is an elevator, or lift, in the civil parish of Santa Justa, in the historical city of Lisbon, Portugal. Situated at the end of Rua de Santa Justa, it connects the lower streets of the Baixa with the higher Largo do Carmo. the access to this location via Rua do Ouro requires you to take the lift, which often is overcrowded. An easy choice would be to access directly the top side via Largo Do Carmo, right next to Carmo Convent.”
  • 224 locals recommend
Arts & Crafts Store
“Chiado is an elegant and bohemian neighborhood in Lisbon, between Bairro Alto and Baixa Pombalina. It is frequently compared to Paris’ Montmartre district, rebuilt after it was destroyed by a fire in 1998. The most famous streets are Rua do Carmo, which houses the ruins of a church by the same name and Rua Garrett, in the centre of Chiado. The square and its surrounding streets are full of famous cafés, theatres and museums. ”
  • 171 locals recommend
Museum
“In the center of Alfama! The Fado history! Around you will find many places to listen to Fado. Usually they are small restaurants or taverns and a table should be booked in advance. Some suggestions: Mesa de Frades, Clube de Fado”
  • 125 locals recommend
Winery
“One of the oldest churches in Europe! Built where it use to be a mosque you can take the Tram 28 to see this marbelous building.”
  • 169 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“The Miradouro de Santa Catarina, belongs to the parish of São Paulo is a Portuguese parish of the municipality of Lisbon, near the historical district of Bairro Alto. This belvedere located on one of the hills of the old town has a breathtaking view over the Tagus River and the south bank of this”
  • 172 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“Within a walking distance, there is a a panoramic view across the city. Enjoy the view, take pictures and stroll around :) ”
  • 160 locals recommend
Nightclub
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“Stylish bar next to the Rua Rosa that is one of the centres of Lisbon's nightlife. Its always full so if you can't get in just hand out on the street that is full of people and good energy.”
  • 127 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“The Botanical Garden of Ajuda is located in the parish of Ajuda, in the city of Lisbon. You are registered with BGCI and present conservation programs for the International Agenda for Conservation in the Botanical Gardens, your international identification code is LISI.”
  • 122 locals recommend
Garden
“Owned by John Malkovich, this is Lisbon's most famous club and the amazing view over the river might be one of the reasons why.”
  • 120 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“This is a place with a very characteristic refinement, which has transformed it into a cult bar for Lisbon-goers and tourists. It was with pride that the manager told us that when tourists return to Lisbon after a first visit, they always go back to The Chinese Pavilion! And yes, you can easily see why they return... Besides all the local charm, it is impossible to admire the entire collection in just one visit!”
  • 139 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Portuguese Restaurant
“Nice place. The food is good, but specially the views and the atmosphere worth a visit. It is also a circus and performance school. ”
  • 112 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“It is fishmonger, seafood restaurant, bar and seafood, or rather a "modern fishmonger". It is a contemporary space where you can buy fish to cook at home or stay for a meal ranging from sushi to traditional seafood. The fish is therefore always fresh, and can also be served in the bar area, accompanied by wine by the glass. On Friday and Saturday nights the doors are open later, and DJs are often present.”
  • 84 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
“Beautiful spot for sundowner drinks and finger food. The entrance is hidden. Go through the sliding glass doors of the (pretty run down) Martim Moniz mall, and look for the elevator up to TOPO Martim Moniz. ”
  • 75 locals recommend
Bar
“Tiny old fashioned unpretentious bar with fun amateur fado on Mondays and Wednesdays from 20:30. Daily 19:30-02:00”
  • 71 locals recommend
Portuguese Restaurant
“You must try octopus fillets with açorda! Very nice tuna steak à Algarvia (south typical flavours with a lot of coriander and garlic). Also great meat, steaks... Ask if they have "cadelinhas" special little shells! ”
  • 66 locals recommend
Bar
“The view is from Lisbon, the decor is inspired by India, but the atmosphere (and the menu) is cosmopolitan. This large café-terrace restaurant on a large city-facing terrace serves light meals throughout the day but also serves as a bar. While everyone naturally chooses to stay on the terrace, on rainy days there is a shelter in the interior rooms, which are equally pleasant.”
  • 88 locals recommend
Portuguese Restaurant
“One of the hidden treasures of Lisbon. You would not enter if you look at it from the outside. Full of surprises. Just try it out.”
  • 92 locals recommend
Café
“Noobai is a Rooftop Bar and Restaurant located in Santa Catarina Viewpoint, near Bairro Alto. Being perched on a Lisbon hill, you have a panoramic view of the old houses of the city, the modern buildings, the Tagus river, the harbour, the 25 de Abril bridge and the amazing sunset. It consists of a living room and three terraces prepared for summer and winter. The name Noobai comes from the Creole "Nu bai" which means "we go". The word was stylized to become more cosmopolitan, but it has not lost its meaning that translates into an invitation to the celebration of life, the conviviality between friends, the contemplation of nature and the city”
  • 92 locals recommend

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