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Downhill to the west of Bairro Alto is the São Bento neighborhood, dominated by the former monastery—now the Assembly of the Republic, Portugal's parliament—from which it takes its name. The long Rua de São Bento is home to several interesting antique shops; other local streets are dotted with tiny cafés and restaurants, many of them run by long-established immigrants from former Portuguese
colonies in Africa.
The old port district of Alcântara got a face-lift in the 1990s, and since then it has been a nightlife hub, as well as a great place to relax...
In the Alfama district, narrow, twisting streets and soaring flights of steps wind up to an imposing castle on one of the city's highest hills...