Thursday 1 November 2018

Calçada do Duque, Lisbon

Winding its way up from behind Rossio Station to Bairro Alto,  Calçada do Duque is a series of steep stone staircases lined with compact cafes-bars, restaurants and shops. When you pause for a rest, you can admire the view of the castle and the colourful houses below, framed by the elegant period buildings that tumble down the hillside. There are a lot of steps, but if you want to get some exercise, this is the most scenic route to Bairro Alto from the centre of Lisbon.