Sunset Views From Lisbon's Bairro Alto Hotel Rooftop
Did you know that Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, predates London, Paris, and Rome by hundreds of years? It shouldn’t come as a surprise then that there is a lot of history to explore here, from wandering the streets of Alfama, the city’s oldest district that tumbles down the hillside from the Castle of Săo Jorge, to gorging on traditional pasteis de Belém.
Another advantage of Lisbon? A balmy 78F (26C) in October, which opens up opportunities to hotel rooftop at a time when more northern climates have gone well into fall/winter mode. We did just that at the Bairro Alto Hotel, in the heart of the nightlife quarter of the same name.
Up on the sixth floor, it’s just a small roof terrace, with a dozen or so seating areas, as well as a bench running along the back wall to enjoy the views and wait until a table at the front becomes available. Looking out, you have views straight across the Tagus River, which meets the Atlantic Ocean a few miles away.
The roof terrace is open to guests and non-guests; expect to pay in the range of €10 ($14) for a cocktail. Rooms at the Bairro Alto Hotel start around €250 ($340) a night for a double room, including breakfast and WiFi.