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
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
Eat | Landeau
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.
Visit | Miradouro de Santa Caterina
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.
Eat | 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.
Drink | The Park
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.