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ChiadoLisbon District

Chiado featuring a sunset and views as well as a couple

Discover this district of boutiques, bookshops and charming cafés that was once a hub for Lisbon’s writers and intellectuals.

Stroll through streets lined with 18th-century buildings and browse designer fashions in Chiado, a charming shopping district in central Lisbon. Visit antique bookshops and cafés that were once meeting places for writers, poets and intellectuals. Chiado is the perfect place to spend a day exploring. Spend the evening in neighboring Bairro Alto, known for its fine dining and exciting nightlife.

Go to Camoes Square, the junction between Bairro Alto and Chiado, to enjoy a pastel de nata (custard tart) outside Café A Brasilera. Get a photo with the bronze statue of poet Fernando Pessoa, who was known to frequent the café along with other academics and writers.

On the Bairro Alto side of Camoes Square you’ll find the São Roque Church and Museum. This deceptively plain building has a rich Baroque interior. One of the chapels features gold and silver, lapis lazuli (a semi-precious stone) and ivory and is said to be one of the most expensive chapels in the world. Next door you’ll find a museum of artworks from the 16th century.

Just up the street at the Cine Teatro Gymnasio you can enjoy the Portuguese folk music known as Fado. Regular performances take place in the evenings.

One of the most prominent architectural features in Chiado is the Carmo Convent. This Gothic church lost its roof during the 1755 Lisbon earthquake. Snap a photograph of the remaining stone arches against a blue sky. Discover religious statues, mosaics, a carved Roman tomb and oddities such as a South American mummy in the convent’s small museum.

For contemporary art and design explore the fashion and design museum MuDe. See pieces from Christian Dior’s famous New Look collection from 1947. Visit the National Museum of Contemporary Art in the Museu do Chiado to see Rodin’s renowned sculpture The Bronze Age.

Head to Rua Garrett for luxury shopping. Stop in at the Ourivesaria Alianca, an elaborately decorated shop open since 1909 that is now a jewelry store.

Get around the center of Lisbon on foot. Move on using the city’s public transportation, including trams, buses and an underground metro system.


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Corpo Santo Lisbon Historical Hotel
Corpo Santo Lisbon Historical Hotel
5 out of 5
Largo do Corpo Santo, 25, Lisbon
The price is €223 per night from 8 May to 9 May

Located in Chiado, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Mercado da Ribeira, Commerce Square and Santa Justa Elevator. Rossio Square and Lisbon Cathedral ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (580 reviews)

"It is an excellent hotel in Lisbon, even comparing to other locations in Europe. Their services, food and location is great. They brought you surprise everyday, with bubble, red wine, fruit, cookies, candies .... it is so amazing. Their free 2-hour walking trip is so professional and impressive. ..."…"

Reviewed on 21 Dec 2020

Corpo Santo Lisbon Historical Hotel
AlmaLusa Baixa & Chiado
AlmaLusa Baixa & Chiado
4 out of 5
Praça do Município, N. 21, Lisbon, Lisbon
The price is €158 per night from 16 Apr to 17 Apr

Located in Chiado, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Chiado Museum and Lisbon City Hall. Commerce Square and Se are also within 10 minutes. Lg. Academia ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (408 reviews)
A great city break after lockdown!

"Really lovely stay! Great location and really good COVID-19 precautions. The rooms are really well decorated, get a room with a view of the square!"…"

Reviewed on 21 Sep 2020

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Hotel Borges Chiado
Hotel Borges Chiado
3 out of 5
Rua Garrett, 108-110, Lisbon
The price is €52 per night from 20 Apr to 21 Apr

Located in Chiado, this hotel is steps away from Fernando Pessoa Statue and Carmo Convent. Rossio Square and Santa Justa Elevator are also within 10 minutes. ...

3.8/5Good! (354 reviews)

"comfortable clean hotel in the centre of the liveliest part of the centre (but not in the room) highly recommend!"…"

Reviewed on 24 Sep 2020

Hotel Borges Chiado
Bairro Alto Hotel
Bairro Alto Hotel
5 out of 5
Praca Luis De Camoes 2, Lisbon, Lisbon
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Located in Chiado, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Camoes Square, Rossio Square, and Santa Justa Elevator. Mercado da Ribeira and Carmo Convent ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (368 reviews)

"This is a very good high quality hotel and we would stay there again."…"

Reviewed on 10 Mar 2020

Bairro Alto Hotel
Chiado Square - Lisbon Best Apartments
Chiado Square - Lisbon Best Apartments
4 out of 5
Largo do Chiado, 5, Lisbon
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Located in Chiado, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Fernando Pessoa Statue, Santa Justa Elevator and Carmo Convent. Rossio Square and Se ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (51 reviews)

"This was by far our favorite rentals that we stayed in on our trip. The location was right next to the subway entrance (and my husband was pleased that there was a McDonalds next door). We stayed at Christmas time and the square was beautifully decorated. The parking was easy (decent sized and easy ..."…"

Reviewed on 23 Aug 2020

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Pousada de Lisboa, Praça do Comércio - Monument Hotel
Pousada de Lisboa, Praça do Comércio - Monument Hotel
5 out of 5
Praça do Comércio, 31-34, Lisbon
The price is €240 per night from 1 May to 2 May

Located in Chiado, this luxury pousada is steps away from Rua Augusta Arch, Commerce Square and Lisbon City Hall. Se and Lisbon Cathedral (Se) are also within ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (335 reviews)

"Service, Friendliness of staff and excellent room. On top of this the location was excellent."…"

Reviewed on 24 Feb 2020

Pousada de Lisboa, Praça do Comércio - Monument Hotel
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