DISTRICT LIFE CHIADO

The Chiado is the most elegant, traditional and glamorous city district of Lisbon. It sits right between Bairro Alto and Baixa. In this part of town well-known Portuguese writers of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries used to gather. Fernando Pessoa the poet was born there and his statue is on Rua Garrett. The 25 of August, in 1988, a fire started in a nearby street and reached Rua Garrett. It affected not only shops and offices, but also important historical buildings. The Chiado recovered thanks to the renovation project which lasted a decade. It was coordinated by the famous architect Alvaro Siza. La Rua Garrett is the center of Chiado, Lisbon intellectual pole in the S XX. It limits above the Largo do Chiado and the Rua do Carmo at the bottom, around the Opera (Teatro Nacional Sao Carlos) the Sao Luiz and Trindade Theatres, the most famous libraries (Bertrand, Literary Guild ...) the centenary Café Brasileira, and the Archaeological Museum is located Convento do Carmo. The area is also known for the most famous international local shops (Hermes, Cartier, Benetton ....) and for the best cafes as well, bars and restaurants in town. It is separated only by the Rua Misericordia is Bairro Alto, Lisbon representing the alternative and is probably the best place in town to hear fado. Its streets abound graffiti and hanging clothes.

CHIADO RECOMMENDATIONS

TOURISM IN CHIADO:
Elevador de Santa Justa: Built by a disciple of Gustave Eiffel in iron, offers a magnificent view over the city.
Convento e Igreja do Carmo: Largo do Carmo. (10:00 a.m. -6pm, Mon to Sat) Ancent convent which became in 1864 an Archaeological Museum.
Museo do Chiado: Rua Serpa Pinto, 4. (213432148) National Museum of Contemporary Art. (10 am-6 pm, Ma to Do)
Mirador de San Pedro de Alcantara: Rua de Sao Pedro de Alcantara. Incompararable panoramic views of the Baixa, Alfama, São Jorge Castle and the Tajo River.
Mirador de Santa Catarina: Spectacular views of the bridge on April 25 and sunsets; bohemian atmosphere and terraces.
Church of Sao Roque: Largo Trindade Coelho. A jewel of Mannerist and Baroque art.
Praça de Camões: Fantastic square with a statue of the writer.
Cafe A Brasileira: Rua Garrett, 120. Bronze statue of Pessoa.

SHOPPING EN CHIADO:
ARMAZENS do Chiado: Rua do Carmo, 2. Small shopping center located at the beginning of Rua Garrett. It includes a FNAC store.
RUA GARRETT: The Chiado shopping street: Zara, Massimo Dutti, Hugo Boss, Imaginarium, Benetton, Nike, Tous, Hermes ...
TOUS:( Antigua Ourivesaria Aliança) Garrett, 46. Store / Museum with Louis XIV style decor and paintings of Artur Alves Cardoso. Must-see.
A VIDA PORTUGUESA: Rua Anchieta, 11. Another store / museum not to miss. Portuguese products of all kinds with their original packaging
LIBRERÍA BERTRAND: Rua Garrett, 73. It is the oldest of Lisbon, founded by the French  Pedro Faure in 1732.
CHIADO USED BOOK FAIR Chiado Rua Anchieta. Sat 10 to 17 h. 2nd hand books and collectibles outdoors.
 

EAT IN CHIADO

 
BREAKFAST:
TARTINE: Rua Serpa Pinto, 15 (213429108) Modern and dynamic.
ARMAZENS do Chiado: Rua do Carmo, 2. Food court with 14 fast food restaurants.
PIZZERIA MEZZOGIORNO: Rua Garrett, 19. (213,421,500) lively terrace. Kaffeehaus Rua Anchieta, 3. (210,956,828) Sausages and salads.
KAFFEEHAUS: Rua Anchieta, 3. (210956828) Sausages and salads.
TO BURGER OR NOT TO BURGER: Rua Capelo, 24 (213471016) Modern Burger Bar. -> 25 €
CERVEJARIA TRINDADE: Rua Nova da Trindade, 20 (213423506) Seafood and steaks in a former convent.
100 MANEIRAS: Rua do Teixeira, 35 (210 990 475). Quality hip atmosphere.
CAFÉ NO CHIADO: Long Picadeiro, 10 (2134605019). Excellent roast-beef Tagide: Largo National Academy Belas Artes, 18. Fabulous views.
CANTINHO DO AVILLEZ: Rua dos Duques de Braganca, 7 (211992369) Belcanto Bistro.
TABERNA DA RUA DAS FLORES: Rua das Flores, 103. (213479418) Traditional updating.
AQUÍ HA PEIXE: Rua da Trindade, 18. (213,432,154) Fresh seafood. > € 50.
TAVARES: Rua da Misericordia, 37. (213421112) It has the best and most luxurious restaurant in Lisbon.
BEL CANTO: Largo de S. Carlos, 10. (21 342 06 07). Chef José Avillez, 1 * Michelin.

BARS & NIGHTLIFE IN CHIADO:
The Barrio Alto is 5 mns away from Rua Garrett. This is the center of Lisbon at night with more than 300 local drinks and live music until about 2am. From that hour on you can go to Rua Nova do Carvalho whish is only 5 mns away.
Café Bar B.A Praça de Camoes, 2. Hotel Bairro Alto. Mojitos, and gin and tonics.
TERRACE: Praça de Camões, 2 (terrace Hotel Bairro Alto). Comfortable sofas and fabulous views over the Chiado and the Tajo.
PENSAO AMOR: Rua do Alecrim 19 vintage. Cups in former brothel.
O PURISTA BARBERIE: Rua Nova da Trindade 16. Cups, shaves and billiards.

FADO:

- FADO IN CHIADO: Rua da Misericordia,14. Mo a Sa, 19 hs.
- ADEGA MACHADO: Rua do Norte,91. (213422282)
- ADEGA MESQUITA: Rua do Diario de Noticias,107 (213427062)
- O FAIA: Rua da Barroca,56. (213426742)
- CAFÉ LUSO: Travessa da Queimada,10. (213422281)
- TASCA DO CHICO: Rua do Diario de Noticias, 39. (965059670)

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