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My Escapes Portugal Another Lovely Trip to Portugal! Lisbon Dipping Into Lisbon Chiado


September 11, 2014
April 29, 2015

Chiado is a riveting high-end shopper's district in central Lisbon.
Chiado is Lisbon's trendy neighbourhood with the best clothing and jewelry stores, fine restaurants, but it's also a great place for sightseeing and photographing.

Chiado architecture in Lisbon

Intricate architecture indeed...

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This is where Lisbon's best and trendy clothing and perfume shops, jewelry stores and book stores and even theatres are found.

There's an alluring vibe in Chiado and there's easy access to it from Bairro Alto and Baixa. Go on foot, it's a stone's throw away!

So, getting there is easy - simply by foot from Bairro Alto, Baixa or Cais do Sodré... Lisbon's central area is fairly small to be able to walk around easily.

Luckily, tram 28 (probably the best one for sightseeing in Lisbon) also passes through Chiado - so, you can hop on or off...

The Baixa-Chiado metro station is perhaps the best gateway (besides the tram), if you're arriving in from further away.

Chiado's top attractions include: Tavares Rico Restaurant (opened in 1784) , the Vista Alegre porcelain shop, Café A Brasileira (an old café opened in 1905 with an Art Deco interior).

This neighbourhood is also a good place for eating. Either at simple cheap restaurants or, at high-end sophisticated ones. Of course, the latter are plentiful.

I've found that Chiado is ideal for all pockets - when it comes to eating and drinking.

Eating and drinking in Lisbon is best in Chiado, Baixa, Bairro Alto and Alfama.

Praça Luis Camões in Chiado, Lisbon

Praça Luis Camões

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At the Praça Luis Camões you'll find yourself surrounded with splendid architecture and this is also one of the best places for spotting old trams.

Rua Paiva da Andrada in Chiado, Lisbon

Towards Rua Paiva da Andrada

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By the way, Chiado is one of Lisbon's rather new districts. Much of the area had been destroyed by the 1755 Lisbon earthquake, but a person known as Marques de Pombal (Marquis of Pombal) - a Portuguese statesman has fully rebuilt and re-developed this district.

Beautiful Chiado

Beautiful old shops, cafés, restaurants...

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The Rua Garrett is one of the main streets and probably the busiest of this area.

I was intrigued by Chiado's elegance and beauty. Definitely a place worth spending time, not just alone, but also in the company of friends and family. It's a place that everyone can enjoy.

Beautiful building top section

Beautiful top section of a building somewhere towards Bairro Alto

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