Santa Catarina In tourist guides, Santa Catarina area is famous for its viewpoint overlooking the Tagus river and the lower part of the city. But likewise the Bairro Alto next door, it is a typical neighbourhood with tiny streets, stairs and reckons. Here we are in the upper part of the city in a true historical area, also famous for its tramway 28 and adjacent to the entertaining Bairro Alto. Since it is a car transit restricted zone, you should enjoy the calmness of the day-to-day life of local citizens. But don’t be afraid of being isolated, the tramway is in the next street, the elevator Bica can also give you a ride to the lower part of the city; and 300 meters away starts the shopping zone of Chiado with the praça Luis Camões. Should you go the other direction, typical streets will lead you to the Parliament house in São Bento, a place for antiques shops.