Santa Catarina and Bica

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Yet another of Lisbon’s hidden bubbles

Tucked in between Calçada do Combro and Cais de Sodré, Santa Catarina is one of those almost hidden Lisbon gems that have special allure you can definitely feel once you step into it through its invisible gateway. Apart from the Miradouro de Santa Catarina – a meeting point of rather young bohemian laidback crowd, also known as Adamastor viewpoint named by the giant statue of the mythical character from the Portuguese epic poem Os Lusíadas, another prominent landmark is Bica – one of several Lisbon’s funiculars originally built to transport water and goods, now taking many tourists up and down the steep and narrow slopes between traditional houses, packed with cafes, bars, small shops, arty hairdresser salons. On its outskirts, Santa Catarina offers wonderful renovated old buildings as well as new developments and condos, making this little gem on the hill one of the most charming residential spots, therefore one of the most lucrative investment Lisbon destinations.