Chiado
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This is the fashionable shopping district in Lisbon.
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The area
Neighbourhood: Chiado & Carmo
The traditionally trendy "Chiado" (literally, "squeak", the nickname of a 16th century poet) offers plenty of cafes, restaurants and bars where you can stop for a cafe or cocktail, after exploring its streets, shops, art galleries, theaters, museums and viewpoints. It's also the home to the statue of the famous statue of portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa, having is usual espresso at "A Brasileira" as he used to. You can also enjoy breathtaking views of Lisbon from the Elevador de Santa Justa or the Carmo Convent, for example. A commercial neighborhood at its core, especially for its Garrett and Carmo streets, Chiado is to this day a mandatory visit in Lisbon.
How to get there
  • Baixa/Chiado • 4 min walk
  • Restauradores • 5 min walk
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  • Brad
    Hong Kong, China173,022 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Charming area in Lisbon to spend time
    Chiado is a quaint little neighbourhood between Bairro Alto and Baixa Pombalina that has something of a Bohemian feel to it with lots of boutique shops, cute eateries, bars, bookshops, squares lined with Calcada portuguesa, playful statues as well as nice monuments (Luis de Camoes) and a handful of attractive historic churches. It is a good area to spend some time wandering, shopping, dining and just having a good time. We spent a couple days sightseeing in the area and also popped over during other afternoons and evenings for rounds of drinks and a couple meals during our recent visit to Lisbon.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 26 June 2023
  • PaulaFernando
    Lisbon, Portugal34 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful area
    It's a beautiful area of Lisbon. Even though I am portuguese, I never get tired of walking around those streets. Plenty of tourists but still very authentic. Various nice cafés, good restaurants, and beautiful shops. Careful though with the Chiado Eyeglass Factory in Rua Garrett. They sell most of the international brands of sun glasses but extremely overpriced.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 29 August 2023
  • David N
    Brisbane, Australia1,749 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Vibrant and atmospheric area of Lisbon
    We walked through this beautifully vibrant area of Lisbon with its many bars restaurants and shops. The odd street performance also appeared. The only negative here are some of the dodgy restaurants who get you in and promise the world but then claim at the end they only accept cash. We saw several groups cop this
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 12 October 2023
  • Heli P
    Helsinki, Finland7,088 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Upmarket and more original
    Rising uphill from the tourist oriented Baixa this neighborhood has more interesting shops and restaurants. The joint metro station opens up high on the Chiado side where the tramline also travels. Even in late Autumn rain people sit in the dark on the terraces watching live street performancies.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 9 November 2023
  • Tafierce
    North Bay, Canada203 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great area to stay in Lisbon!
    This is a great area to stay in when visiting Lisbon. Lots of restaurants, cafes, and shopping. We walked all over. We made our way down to the Praca do Comercio, if that is what you call it - the big square by the water. From there, we were tired and wanted to keep exploring in another area. So, we started looking for a Tuk Tuk. Many went by, but it was actually difficult to get one that wasn't already full. So, we walked back to the street and just stood there for a bit and waited to hail one that was available. This was a fun mode of transportation. Our driver was telling us all about the area as we went. He was a little wild which was part of the fun. It wasn't expensive either and it was a quick way to get around.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 February 2024
  • christine s
    Stourbridge, United Kingdom678 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Central Lisbon ,stepping off point for all main sites.
    The underground Metro gets you here from all around the city. This is thecentral meeting place for walking tours,we always choose GURU,they use local guides,so knoldgeable in their own area,no up front charges,and a 3 hour walk,lots steps around ,so you need to be fairly active walking,you pay what you want,so for 3 hours you should give generously if you enjoyed it. WE had a superb lady guide,very informative in english,all the sites we visited on tour we revisited in depth for the following three days,knowing where to go. Lots of cafes here,and monuments. Note,the metro here is on three levels,3 lines,the bottom one is about 210 steps down,the lifts did not work and esculaters were not in operation one way for days,we are in our seventies,fit but struggled here.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 March 2024
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Lilac G
Athens,Greece295 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
Crowded, picturesque and a place not to miss.
You can get there using the metro or tram 28. It is a part of town with a charm of its own, typical of cities in southern Europe. At the time of my visit there were thousands of tourists and the many restaurants and coffee shops in the area were full of customers. Avoid visiting in the summer, because it will be very difficult to walk as it will be extremely hot.
Written 13 May 2024
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lucycan
San Diego, CA3,493 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
This is the fancier part of downtown where there is nice shopping, restaurants, and apartments. Nice area to walk around and see the beautiful people.
Written 1 May 2024
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christine s
Stourbridge, UK678 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
The underground Metro gets you here from all around the city.
This is thecentral meeting place for walking tours,we always choose GURU,they use local guides,so knoldgeable in their own area,no up front charges,and a 3 hour walk,lots steps around ,so you need to be fairly active walking,you pay what you want,so for 3 hours you should give generously if you enjoyed it.
WE had a superb lady guide,very informative in english,all the sites we visited on tour we revisited in depth for the following three days,knowing where to go.
Lots of cafes here,and monuments.
Note,the metro here is on three levels,3 lines,the bottom one is about 210 steps down,the lifts did not work and esculaters were not in operation one way for days,we are in our seventies,fit but struggled here.
Written 24 March 2024
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Tafierce
North Bay, Canada203 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
This is a great area to stay in when visiting Lisbon. Lots of restaurants, cafes, and shopping. We walked all over. We made our way down to the Praca do Comercio, if that is what you call it - the big square by the water. From there, we were tired and wanted to keep exploring in another area. So, we started looking for a Tuk Tuk. Many went by, but it was actually difficult to get one that wasn't already full. So, we walked back to the street and just stood there for a bit and waited to hail one that was available. This was a fun mode of transportation. Our driver was telling us all about the area as we went. He was a little wild which was part of the fun. It wasn't expensive either and it was a quick way to get around.
Written 3 February 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Heli P
Helsinki, Finland7,088 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
Rising uphill from the tourist oriented Baixa this neighborhood has more interesting shops and restaurants. The joint metro station opens up high on the Chiado side where the tramline also travels. Even in late Autumn rain people sit in the dark on the terraces watching live street performancies.
Written 9 November 2023
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dan j
Port Coquitlam, Canada810 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Business
This neighborhood is a beautiful part of Lisbon and features many historic buildings and iconic landmarks. It’s a great area to stroll through the streets and explore the shops and restaurants and the many attractions.
Written 8 November 2023
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David N
Brisbane, Australia1,749 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
We walked through this beautifully vibrant area of Lisbon with its many bars restaurants and shops. The odd street performance also appeared. The only negative here are some of the dodgy restaurants who get you in and promise the world but then claim at the end they only accept cash. We saw several groups cop this
Written 12 October 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

PaulaFernando
Lisbon, Portugal34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
It's a beautiful area of Lisbon. Even though I am portuguese, I never get tired of walking around those streets. Plenty of tourists but still very authentic. Various nice cafés, good restaurants, and beautiful shops. Careful though with the Chiado Eyeglass Factory in Rua Garrett. They sell most of the international brands of sun glasses but extremely overpriced.
Written 29 August 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

rayraysworld
Warwick, UK1,926 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
we stayed in this area. one of the main areas with attractions all around so many places to eat. shops. squares. fountains. statues. pretty much the centre of it all.
Written 10 August 2023
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Brad
Hong Kong, China173,022 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
Chiado is a quaint little neighbourhood between Bairro Alto and Baixa Pombalina that has something of a Bohemian feel to it with lots of boutique shops, cute eateries, bars, bookshops, squares lined with Calcada portuguesa, playful statues as well as nice monuments (Luis de Camoes) and a handful of attractive historic churches.

It is a good area to spend some time wandering, shopping, dining and just having a good time. We spent a couple days sightseeing in the area and also popped over during other afternoons and evenings for rounds of drinks and a couple meals during our recent visit to Lisbon.
Written 26 June 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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