Chiado Life

Chiado LIFE

Chiado is the most elegant and glamourous area in Lisboa.

Chiado´s location is between La Baixa and Bairro Alto. All famous portuguese writers from ending  XIX  and XX century used to meet at  Chiado. Fernando Pessoa was born there and has a statue in Rua Garrett.

In august 1988 a big fire started in Chiado and reached Rua Garrett, destroying not only shops and offices but very important historic buildings. Chiado recovered in a decade thanks to a recuperation project led by famous architect Alvaro Siza.

Rua Garrett is the very heart of Chiado, core of intellectual Lisboa´s life in the XX century. Their limits are up with Largo do Chiado and Rua do Carmo down. All around you can find Opera Theatre Sao Carlos, Sao Luiz and Trindade Theatres, famous bookshops, Café la Brasileira and Carmo Archeologic Museum. All area is well known as per most famous Brand shops, restaurants, cafés and bars. Just in the limit with Rua Misericordia there is Bairro Alto full of graffitis, clothes hanging from Windows, restaurants and bars and probably best fados to enjoy.


  • Elevador de Santa Justa: Built by a Gustave Eiffel disciple in iron, its a fantastic observatory over the city.
  • Convento e Igreja do Carmo: Largo do Carmo. ( 10 am -6 pm, Monday to saturday). In 1864 and old monastery was transformed in Archeologic Museum .
  • Museo do Chiado: Rua Serpa Pinto, 4. (213 432 148) National Contemporary Art Museum. (10 am-6 pm, Tuesday to Sunday).
  • Mirador de San Pedro de Alcántara: Rua de Sao Pedro de Alcántara. Unbeatable panoramic views of La Baixa, Alfama, Castelo de Sao Jorge, and Tejo river .
  • Mirador de Santa Catarina: Espectacular view of Ponte 25 Abril, sunset, atmosphere and terraces.
  • Igreja de Sao Roque: Largo Trindade Coelho. Mannerist and barroque jewel.
  • Praça Luis de Camõens: Fantastic square with Camoens statue in the middle.
  • Café a Brasileira: Rua Garrett, 120 . Fernando Pessoa´s bronze statue.


Lisboa’s cuisine offers every day a higher quality and wider variety. You will find the best traditional dishes, combined with innovation, modernity and first-class products. Chiado offers a great number of restaurants, taverns and bars, where you will enjoy the best modern and traditional portuguese cuisine , some of them awarded with Michelin stars. Our recommendation is as follows:



FADO IN CHIADO .Rua da Misericórdia ,14.

TASCA DO CHICO. Rua do Diário de Notícias, 39.

ADEGA MACHADO. Rua do Norte , 91.

CAFÉ LUSO. Travessa da Queimada, 10.


ARMAZENS DO CHIADO: Rua do Carmo, 2. Small shopping center, includes FNAC shop.

RUA GARRETT: Main comercial avenue : Zara, Massimo Dutti, Hugo Boss, Imaginarium, Benetton, Nike, Tous, Hermès….

TOUS: (Antigua Ourivesaria Aliança) Garrett, 46. Shop/Museum with 15 th century style decoration and Artur Alves Cardoso paintings. Must visit.

A VIDA PORTUGUESA: Rua Anchieta, 11. Another shop/museum not to loose. Big variety of vintage portuguese products in its original packaging

LIVRARIA BERTRAND: Rua Garret, 73. Oldest bookshop in Lisboa, founded by  Pedro Faure in 1732.

FEIRA ALFARRABISTAS RUA ANCHIETA : Rua Anchieta. Flea market .Saturday from  10 a 17 hs. Books and papers.


A privileged and central location allows our guests the opportunity to reach the main tourist sites within walking distance, making it very easy and accessible to enjoy Lisboa and its surrounding area by public transportation.