Chiado

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This is the fashionable shopping district in Lisbon.
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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 • 4 min walk
  • Restauradores • 5 min walk
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Malgorzata
11,037 contributions
Jul 2020
Chiado is an area situated on a hill overlooking the lower town, to the west of Baixa. The name Chiado comes from the small square Largo do Chiado. Chiado is an important cultural and commercial district, known for its luxury shopping, historic landmarks, and its numerous theatres and museums. The present shape of the district and the multitude of impressive religious buildings are the result of Ferdinand I's decision in the 14th century. There are two interesting baroque churches in the area, Igreja do Loreto and Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Encarnacao and the ruins of the Igreja do Carmo church that was destroyed in the earthquake. The walls of the building have survived, but the entire roof has collapsed. Inside there is an archaeological museum. Of course, a must-see is Cafe A Brasileira, one of the oldest cafes, which in the past century was a meeting place for intellectuals, artists, writers and free thinkers. This is a must-see area of ​​the city while in Lisbon.
Written February 1, 2021
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA12,767 contributions
Mar 2022
Wonderful neighborhood full of high end shopping, lots of food and bars and some splendid architecture. It is in the middle of a lot of the attractions of the city and has its own Metro station. We once rented an apartment here.
Written April 15, 2022
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GlobetrotterJ16
Seoul, South Korea1,803 contributions
Oct 2019
A very vibrant and happening neighborhood with lots of restaurants, bars, nightlife, tourists and locals alike. Easy to reach and a great place to explore. Lots of shopping plus the hippest restaurants and bars, theaters and many more cultural highlights can be found here.
Written September 7, 2020
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Traveller of the world
1,116 contributions
Apr 2022 • Solo
Shopping, tourist attractions, restaurants, coffee shops, nightlife and more! Busy and fun. Lively and lot's to do. Has a great atmosphere with lot's of character. Just be careful in isolated roads late at night or early morning. There are some sketchy characters around. I was offered drugs a few times in the middle of the day! Fine otherwise.
Written April 18, 2022
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DianeER
Falls Church, VA1,910 contributions
Oct 2019
We got a free walking tour of the neighborhood from our hotel. We were glad we took it as we would never have seen all the things they pointed out. It’s less touristy than other neighborhoods & we liked that. There’s lot of shops & restaurants.

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Written January 5, 2020
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Margie D
York, PA587 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
A neighborhood of Lisbon that dates back to the 1700's. Very lively at night with shops and restaurants open. This is also where you find Livraria Bertrand and Café A Brasileira.
Written January 14, 2022
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Tallbear55
Denia, Spain410 contributions
Feb 2014 • Friends
During warmer days I can imagine sitting outside with a coffee and a pastel de nata watching the world go by but unfortunately when there is a "refreshing" wind, the best place to view anything is from the comfort of being inside one of the excellent coffee house surrounding the square.
Written February 12, 2014
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Travelmania79
Cambridge58 contributions
Feb 2012 • Couples
I was there last weekend. My wallet was pickpocketed from my bag while I was taking pictures on my way to Metro. We were in escalators on our way down the Metro in Baxia-Chiado station. Two guys came in between my busband and I and a girl came in front of me blocking my view. My husband noticed that my bag was opened and he pointed at one of the guy and I demanded him to get my wallet back but this guy pointed at the other guy who was on his way back up to outside again. We chased after him but he ran away too fast. In hindsight, we realised that they were all involved and highly organised and professional.

Up until this point, we loved Lisbon and wanted to come back but I would never go back there again. A guy who works at the Lisbon airport said 'Welcome to Lisbon' when we mentioned about what happened. Is Lisbon that bad? I've been to many other countries famous for their crimes like Colombia but never been mugged.
Written February 8, 2012
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RGSOUNDF
Mercerville, NJ11,514 contributions
Nov 2019
To write a review about an as extensive and multifaceted neighborhood as Chiado is a futile task, for the district offers endless attractions, sightseeing stops, points of interests, architectural and historic landmarks, often not even remotely similar to each other. Our review is of one the Chiado district focal points, Largo do Chiado.
Largo do Chiado, unlike its immediate neighbor, Praça Luís de Camões, is not that very well or distinctively known to tourists, not by name. Its boundaries are quite approximate too, Rua da Misericórdia to the west and up north, Rua do Alecrim to the west and down south, Rua Nova da Trindade to the east and up north, and Rua Garrett to the east. It is one of the liveliest corners of the central Lisbon with two noteworthy churches on its both sides, Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Loreto, aka Igreja dos Italianos, at its north side and Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Encarnação at its south side.
To the east lies one of the main Chiado pedestrian thoroughfares, rua Garrett with its mid-level shopping, except for Hermès (otherwise, no Louis Vuitton or Cartier boutiques, for that head up Avenida da Liberdade) and two noteworthy stores, a dinnerware Vista Alegre (since 1824) and Leitão & Irmão Jewellers, located next door to each other.
Further east, towards Rua Serpa Pinto (1 block) and Rua Anchieta (2 blocks) there are Lisbon's only 2-Michelin-star restaurants, Belcanto and Alma.
Right off the corner of Largo do Chiado, to the east, there are two statues, the closest one is of António Ribeiro (1520? – 1591), one of the greatest poets of Portuguese Renaissance, second in fame and contemporary to Luís de Camões, and the second one, of a seated gentleman, is of Fernando Pessoa (1888 – 1935), undoubtedly the leading modernist artist of Portugal. The latter statue is positioned in front of the once-much-celebrated Bohemian cafe A Brasileira, that Pessoa used to frequent.
Behind the statue of António Ribeiro, at Largo do Chiado's eastern corner, Fidelidade Arte is located, a contemporary art exhibition space that hosts temporary expositions.
Written January 1, 2020
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1TraveltheWorld
Alice Springs, Australia11,829 contributions
Sep 2015 • Friends
Chiado is located between the bustling neighbourhoods of Bairro Alto and Baixa Pombalina.

It is also the name of the square and its surrounding area which is full of designer boutiques, restaurants, bookstores and famous cafes.

It doesn’t stop here, as there is a plethora of Baroque style churches and many other famous monuments to see within this area.

A great area to visit, both during the day and night.
Written March 15, 2016
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