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Chiado

Lisbon District
Chiado showing views and a sunset 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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Lisbon Arsenal Suites
Lisbon Arsenal Suites
4 out of 5
Rua do Arsenal, 60, Lisbon
The price is AU$63 per night from 1 Aug. to 1 Aug.
Located in Chiado, this guesthouse is within a 10-minute walk of Commerce Square, Mercado da Ribeira and Rossio Square. Lisbon Cathedral and Castle of Sao Jorge ...
3.9/5Very Good! (313 reviews)
If you need something comfy and convenient
"Great place to stay in the centre of Lisbon"

Reviewed on 6 Aug. 2020

Lisbon Arsenal Suites
Lx Boutique Hotel
Lx Boutique Hotel
4 out of 5
Rua do Alecrim, 12, Lisbon
The price is AU$130 per night from 1 Aug. to 1 Aug.
Located in Chiado, this boutique hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Mercado da Ribeira, Commerce Square, and Lisbon City Hall. Se and Rossio Square are also ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (970 reviews)
"Great location - heard a little late night noise but the room is well soundproofed and what I’d expect in the heart of the late night district. Great location for trips to Caiscai and ferries. Room superb, staff v friendly. Just a great time here."

Reviewed on 6 Jun. 2021

Lx Boutique Hotel
AlmaLusa Baixa & Chiado
AlmaLusa Baixa & Chiado
4 out of 5
Praça do Município, N. 21, Lisbon, Lisbon
The price is AU$203 per night from 5 Aug. to 5 Aug.
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! (411 reviews)
"The hotel is very agréable like the people working there. Room are nice, and breakfast is great. Very good experience. We will definitely come back there."

Reviewed on 21 Jul. 2021

AlmaLusa Baixa & Chiado
Corpo Santo Lisbon Historical Hotel
Corpo Santo Lisbon Historical Hotel
5 out of 5
Largo do Corpo Santo, 25, Lisbon
The price is AU$313 per night from 1 Aug. to 1 Aug.
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! (584 reviews)
"Excellent. Staff super friendly Maintenance etc in great conditions."

Reviewed on 15 Jul. 2021

Corpo Santo Lisbon Historical Hotel
Lisboa Carmo Hotel
Lisboa Carmo Hotel
4 out of 5
Rua Oliveira ao Carmo 1-3, Largo do Camo, Lisbon
The price is AU$174 per night from 1 Aug. to 1 Aug.
Located in Chiado, this hotel is steps away from Carmo Convent and Santa Justa Elevator. Rossio Square and Lisbon City Hall are also within 10 minutes. Chiado ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (723 reviews)
"The location is amazing, right off the "placa" with great restaurants near by and easy access to shopping and tourist locations. We upgraded to room with a view, and it did not disappoint - castle and river! Our room was adequately-sized with comfortable bedding, desk/chair, and extra sitting chair. ..."

Reviewed on 27 Jul. 2021

Lisboa Carmo Hotel
Bairro Alto Hotel
Bairro Alto Hotel
5 out of 5
Praca Luis De Camoes 2, Lisbon, Lisbon
The price is AU$512 per night from 30 Jul. to 30 Jul.
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

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