Chafariz do Carmo
Chafariz do Carmo
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Neighborhood: Chiado & Carmo
The traditionally trendy "Chiado" (literally, "squeak", the nickname of a 16th century poet) offers plenty of cafes, restaurants and bars where you can stop for a cafe or cocktail, after exploring its streets, shops, art galleries, theaters, museums and viewpoints. It's also the home to the statue of the famous statue of portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa, having is usual espresso at "A Brasileira" as he used to. You can also enjoy breathtaking views of Lisbon from the Elevador de Santa Justa or the Carmo Convent, for example. A commercial neighborhood at its core, especially for its Garrett and Carmo streets, Chiado is to this day a mandatory visit in Lisbon.
How to get there
  • Baixa/Chiado • 3 min walk
  • Rossio • 4 min walk
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Don Spradlin
San Francisco, CA13 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
This place has it all: A stellar Museé (the 1755 earthquake damaged Cathedral converted to an Archeological Museum), a Police Museum with Police standing ceremonial guard in historical uniforms, some of the best restaurants in town, which provide al fresco table service and a little kiosk cafe where there is typically a musician or group of musicians providing entertainment. We went back there several times during our five days in Lisbon.
Written July 31, 2019
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Vladimiramirela
Mississauga, Canada1,872 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
Coming from a country that endures earthquakes once evry few years, I can certainly appreciate the Portuguese people cherishing any monument and piece of art surviving the Great Lisbon Disaster in 1755.
The Carmo neighbourhood is one of the prettiest areas for a peaceful walk and it can be reached from Rossion Station, on the up-going streets, or from the Tagus side, potentially by one of the elevators. A ride up by Santa Justa will leave you right there, however, the waiting line is very long.
Written January 18, 2020
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RGSOUNDF
Mercerville, NJ11,514 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Not a lot, architecture-wise, survived the devastating Lisbon earthquake of 1775, so every relic that predates the disaster feels especially valuable, This is the case of the "Chafariz do Carmo", one of the numerous fresh water public fountains (used mostly for drinking) that existed in Lisbon. The fountain itself is beautifully designed with four dolphins adorning its inner part.
The "Chafariz do Carmo" should be enjoyed as a part of a broader sightseeing tour of the immediate area, with the relaxing and leafy square Largo do Carmo in the middle of which the fountain is located, the Convento do Carmo, an imposing building that partially survived the 1775 earthquake, also housing Carmo Archaeological Museum, the Elevador de Santa Justa, right around the corner, via the small passageway of Travessa Dom Pedro de Menezes, the best way to beat the crowds (of its downtown entrance), the headquarters of the National Guard (GNR General Command), an iconic landmark in Portugal's Carnation Revolution, where on April 25, 1974 the last Portugal's dictator Caetano officially ceded power to the rebels, and a National Guard Museum (Museu da Guarda Nacional Republicana) located in the same building, on the left of the convent (facing it).
Written December 12, 2019
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Chris
Hinckley, UK922 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
We were walking around the area and found this place. It is an open space with a fountain/statue in the centre with a museum, restaurants, shops, bars around. The architecture of the buildings is interesting. The place can be busy with people but is a nice place to stop and relax for a while watching everyone go about. There are trees around which is nice.
Written June 26, 2019
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HCovik
Atlanta, GA3,299 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
When we walked into the square you hardly noticed the little fountain as we were completely blinded by the massive purple bloom of the jacaranda trees. The fountain is 18th century. The square is popular with tourists and locals alike. The Convento do Carmo is right off the square and around the corner is the elevator San Justa. It's a great area to get a drink or have a bite to eat.
Written May 29, 2019
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BradJill
Hong Kong, China159,680 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
This is a charming late-Baroque style fountain in the centre of Largo do Carmo. It was built in the late 18th-century and features a centre pyramidal structure surrounded by dolphins with spouts spilling water into small raised basins below. It is surrounded by four raised columns connected by arches and a false dome topped with an urn.

We enjoyed seeing Chafariz do Carmo before our visit to see the Convent ruins and archaeological museum. In a way, the fountain seems fit for this location, being something of a decorative resemblance to the old church ruins, especially the broken vault ribs you will see within. It is nice to see when sightseeing in the area.
Written June 5, 2023
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,762 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
You will find this very old fountain in one of my favorite spots in the city. It's a square surrounded by historic buildings, some good cafes and the splendid Carmo. Some good city views nearby.
Written November 3, 2022
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LostInTime
Pittsburgh, PA11,725 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Business
This one is up the hill near the elevator. It’s a cool old fountain. It’s cool that it’s survived so long and you get such a sense of history. It’s really nice.
Written August 1, 2020
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ERIC W
Knoxville, TN4,215 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
Super cool old public fountain located right in front of a museum. It’s a pretty good hike uphill to get there but there is an elevator down towards the square that can bring you up to its level
Written January 14, 2020
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permia
Ireland40,838 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
A Baldachin like construct comprises this attractive fountain. Once the source of water for the locals, it is now decorative and delightful only.

The marvellous centrepiece comprises a quartet of spouts each dispensing water. This in turn is encircled by the ornate baldachin.
Written March 24, 2019
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