Since the 19th century, artists and intellectuals have met in this area, as the Opera house and the Academy of Fine Arts were just around the corner.
Furthermore, the oldest bookshop in the world, Livraria Bertrand, has been a meeting point for many generations in the busiest street of Chiado: our very own Rua Garrett.
At the same time, its trendy side hasn’t been neglected: it has been a milestone for fashion for a long time. From the Selfrige’s style old department stores, sadly destroyed during a fire back in the 80’s, to the top brands that currently chose to open there, Chiado has always been the place to go for some fine shopping.
Keeping the high quality standards of the area, several renowned chefs also choose the area to open their top quality and contemporary restaurants.
In Chiado’s case, we might open an exception for wearing high heals in Lisbon. It deserves it.
Eat and Drink
A classic pastry shop in the heart of Chiado.
Amazing croissants always coming out of the oven.
R. Garrett 104 // 8am-11pm – From Monday to Saturday
Charming local restaurant, hidden away in the streets of Bairro Alto.
The grilled fish is a must have.
R. das Gáveas 89 // 12:30pm-11:30pm – From Monday to Saturday
A charismatic bar in Bica that is a reference venue among locals.
They have jazz and film projection’s nights.
R. da Bica de Duarte Belo 42 // 19pm-2am – From Tuesday to Friday | 20pm-2am – Satudays
Pasteis de nata!!!
The conversation always warms up when discussing what are the best custard tarts in town. The duel is always Manteigaria vs. Pasteis de Belém, and no one ever knows the right answer.
The bell starts to ring as soon as they come out of the oven – don’t miss the opportunity when you hear it.
Rua do Loreto 2 // 8am-12am – Daily
Taberna da Rua das Flores
This recreation of an old style portuguese tavern has a special place in our hearts.
During lunch they usually have two options to choose and at night they serve little dishes to share – the famous “petiscos”.
Typical portuguese cuisine, always with a unpretentious touch.
Rua das flores 103 // 12pm-11:30pm Monday to Friday // 6pm-11:30pm Saturdays
It’s impossible to write about Chiado’s best restaurants without writing the name “Avillez”.Our choice goes to Café Lisboa, as it has the best recreations of Lisbon’s favourites
.Largo de São Carlos 23 // 12pm-12am – Daily
Do and See
Igreja de São Roque
It is really easy to miss this church – as it looks really normal from the outside – and yet, inside it is probably the most beautiful in town.
If you have the chance, don’t miss the opportunity to visit one of the few monuments that have survived the earthquake of 1755
Miradouro de Santa Catarina
Museu do Chiado
Fabrica Features Lisboa
At the top of Benetton, is a shop filled with products from some of the most creative designers in Europe.
Perfect for original souvenirs.
R. Garrett 83 // 10am-8pm – From Monday to Saturday | 11am-7pm – Sundays
The oldest bookshop in the world, where intellectuals and remarkable figures passed along the years.R. Garrett 73 // 9am-10pm – From Monday to Saturday | 11am-8pm – Sundays
The little bespoke glove maker remains in Rua do Carmo since 1925.
If you buy a pair they will repair them for free – for the whole life of the gloves.
Rua do Carmo, 87A // 10am-7pm – Monday to Saturday
Cerâmicas na Linha
100% Portuguese ceramics, paid per kilo. An endless selection of crockery.
R. Capelo 16 // 10am-8pm – From Monday to Saturday | 12am-8pm – Sundays
Handmade products made entirely from wool.
You can not imagine the things they can make with this material.
R. Serpa Pinto 15B // 10am-8pm – From Monday to Saturday | 11am-7pm – Sundays
A Vida Portuguesa
A showcase of the Portuguese brands that survived the passage of time.
This beautiful shops are filled with products and memories that can take us to our childhood. It is impossible not to love it.
Retrosaria Rosa Pomar
What would probably seem like a simple apartment is actually a world of fabrics, portuguese wool, tricot and patchworks.
Rua do Loreto 61 2ºdt // 10am-7pm – Tuesday to Saturday