Chiado in Lisbon
Why locals love it
The most elegant and trendy neighborhood in Lisbon. Most of the buildings are from the 18th century, being renovated in 1990’s by the architect Siza Vieira, after the devastating fire. Fernando Pessoa and Eça de Queirós were habitués of the cafés, in this neighborhood of intellectual life. Meeting point for a dinner or a wine glass in Bairro Alto.
Why you should visit it
Located in one of the seven Lisbon’s hills, a neighborhood of theaters, old bookshops, local fashion designers and international brands. The Carnation Revolution (25th April 1974) would leave Largo do Carmo, the people concentrated in Chiado, turning the streets in a symbol of the liberty of the revolution.
A tragedy in Lisbon on 25th August, 1988. A large fire turned Chiado in ruins, destroying 18 secular buildings.