Chiado

Lisbon 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 sculptureThe 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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Hotel Borges Chiado
Hotel Borges Chiado
3 out of 5
Rua Garrett, 108-110, Lisbon, 807
The price is €117 per night from 14 Jul to 15 Jul
Stay at this 3-star hotel in Lisbon. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and room service. Our guests praise the comfy rooms in their reviews. Popular attractions Lisbon ...
3.9/5 Good! (486 reviews)
"Great location. Good hotel, clean, friendly staff, good amenities."

Reviewed on 3 Jun 2022

Hotel Borges Chiado
Lisboa Pessoa Hotel
Lisboa Pessoa Hotel
4 out of 5
Rua da Oliveira ao Carmo, 8, Lisbon, 1200-309
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is €216 per night from 6 Jul to 7 Jul
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Lisbon. Enjoy free WiFi, a full-service spa and breakfast. Our guests praise the breakfast and the restaurant in their reviews. ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (688 reviews)
"Lovely boutique hotel in a great location. We walked everywhere. Beautiful decor and helpful staff. Breakfast buffet on the rooftop deck should not be missed. Wonderful views and a great selection of food including gluten free options. Highly recommend!"

Reviewed on 21 Jun 2022

Lisboa Pessoa Hotel
Lx Boutique Hotel
Lx Boutique Hotel
4 out of 5
Rua do Alecrim, 12, Lisbon, 1200-017
The price is €175 per night from 3 Jul to 4 Jul
Stay at this 4-star boutique hotel in Lisbon. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and room service. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (953 reviews)
"Room did not look like the photo. Had a huge Pilar in the middle of the room so it looked like Harry potter’s room under the stairs. Kind of cute for one night only."

Reviewed on 22 Jun 2022

Lx Boutique Hotel
Corpo Santo Lisbon Historical Hotel
Corpo Santo Lisbon Historical Hotel
5 out of 5
Largo do Corpo Santo, 25, Lisbon, 1200-129
The price is €248 per night from 26 Jul to 27 Jul
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Lisbon. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (712 reviews)
"Excellent Service from staff."

Reviewed on 25 Jun 2022

Corpo Santo Lisbon Historical Hotel
Bairro Alto Hotel
Bairro Alto Hotel
5 out of 5
Praca Luis De Camoes 2, Lisbon, Lisbon, 1200-243
The price is €470 per night from 27 Jul to 28 Jul
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Lisbon. Enjoy free WiFi, a full-service spa and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the spacious rooms in ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (417 reviews)
"Great hotel"

Reviewed on 11 May 2022

Bairro Alto Hotel
AlmaLusa Baixa & Chiado
AlmaLusa Baixa & Chiado
4 out of 5
Praça do Município, N. 21, Lisbon, Lisbon, 1100-365
The price is €230 per night from 19 Jul to 20 Jul
Stay at this 4-star hotel in Lisbon. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and room service. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff in their reviews. Popular ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (460 reviews)
"Spent two nights w two teenage children. Rooms were fabulous, location was spot on. Only small issue was the hot water wasn’t consistent but expect that in older parts of the city."

Reviewed on 25 Jun 2022

AlmaLusa Baixa & Chiado
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