Lisbon Part 2, A Barrio Alto Guide

Barrio Alto Tram Lisbon

While in Lisbon we were staying in Barrio Alto, an up and coming district of Lisbon. Charming coffee shops, beautiful viewpoints, there’s even a rooftop bar on top of a carpark! It really is an area you must visit for us, here are our top places.

Drink | Fabrica

Fabrica hipster coffee shop Barrio Alto

Best coffee in Lisbon at Fabrica

Fabrica coffee Lisbon

We stopped at Fabrica a couple of times during our stay in Lisbon. Inside the decor was inviting but not too crowded which made it the perfect place to escape the other tourists. Portuguese milk makes their latte’s very creamy, and the various drink options mean everyone will be satisfied

R. das Portas de Santo Antão 136, 1150-265 Lisboa, Portugal

Eat | Landeau

Landeau Barrio Alto Lisbon Eats

Landeau famous chocolate cake Lisbon

Landeau’s famous chocolate cake is not to be missed. It really is a chocoholic heaven, one slice was enough for both of us to get our sweet fix. A thin layer of sponge and then topped with a light chocolate mousse. Each mouthful seems to be followed immediately by another, this chocolate cake is so delicious, you’ll want to get an extra piece to take away.

Rua das Flores 70, 1200-014 Lisboa, Portugal

Visit | Miradouro de Santa Caterina

Miradoura de Santa Caterina view

Wes Anderson colour palette in Lisbon

Drinks at Pharmacia Lisbon

The Mirodouro’s in Lisbon are some of the best places to view the city for free. And while the Mirodouro de Santa Caterina can get quite busy, the views are worth it. Just behind the viewing platform, you’ll find Pharmacia. The perfect spot to sit outside and enjoy one of their unique cocktails.

401, R. de Santa Catarina, 1200 Lisboa, Portugal

Eat | Agua Pela Barba

Octopus and chickpeas Lisbon, agua pela barba

Cod Fritters Lisbon, Agua Pela Barba

Fish Taco's Lisbon Agua Pela Barba

Agua Pela Barba is a hidden gem that you need to book in advance, Their small menu is executed to such a high standard, each of the tapas dishes we tried was delicious. The server was very helpful, even offering to let us have half the fish taco’s and half the raw fish taco’s so we could try both, The cod fritters were so lightly coated, and really fresh whilst the octopus had such a smokiness to it, I could have eaten it for every meal. Possibly my favourite meal in Lisbon and I would definitely recommend.

R. do Almada 29/31, 1200-054 Lisboa, Portugal

Drink | The Park

mojito's at the park, Lisbon

golden hour at the Park Lisbon

The Park is one of the more well-known areas in the Barrio Alto district. A rooftop bar on top of a multi-story carpark. If you plan on visiting for sundowners, you’ll need to get there extra early as limited seating means otherwise you’ll be left standing with all the other magpies hoping to spot the next available seat/ space for a photo op. It’s a cheap way to enjoy a drink and listen to some good music whilst looking out over the city, but just be aware of the crowds. Off-peak times are probably more relaxing.

Calçada do Combro, Lisbon, Portugal 

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