Bairro Alto / Chiado

The “Bairro Alto” and Chiado are located to the west and northwest, respectively, of the Baixa. There are emblematic squares such as that of Camoes and San Pedro de Alcántara andor churches as spectacular as that of San Roque. These are neighborhoods very crowded by tourists. Chiado is also home to part of Lisbon’s nightlife scene. 

20. San Roque  Church  Largo Trindade Coelho, 1200-470 Lisboa www.museu-saoroque.com

At the beginning of century XVI the fernandina wall was here and a cemetery. Then the most spectacular church in Lisbon was built. Its name comes from the miracles of San Roque to recover the plague. It has a rectangular format in a single nave, contains 8 chapels and an impressive altar. There is also a museum with the same name.

Timetable

From October to March: Mondays from 14.00 to 18.00 Tuesdays to Sundays from 09.00 to 18.00      Closed: 1 de Janeiro,  Easter Sunday, 1st  May y 25th December.

From April to September: Mondays from 14.00 to 19.00  Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from   09.00 to 19.00 Thursdays from 09.00 to 20.00

21.  Luís de Camões square

This square is an emblematic site in the Barrio Alto. It is dedicated to Luis de Camoes, Portuguese poet of the sixteenth century, author of Os Lusíadas, among other works. Annually, Brazil and Portugal award the Luis de Camoes prize as the most important of the Portuguese language, comparable to Cervantes in the Spanish language.

 

22. Convento do Carmo Largo do Carmo, 1200-092 Lisboa

Directly effected by the earthquake of Lisbon of 1755, the convent does not have a roof because it collapsed in that earthquake. Without entering, the best place to see it is from the Santa Justa elevator exit. If you choose to enter, the cost is around 6,00€

 

35. Embaixada   https://www.embaixadalx.pt/

This is a new shopping concept, where different types of shops are mixed, without franchises.  There is also a magnificent restaurant called GIN Lovers and LESS RESTAURANT where you will find more than 60 types of gins from around the world.

It is worth the trip just to see the building.  In addition to this area, you will find multiple places to eat and drink. Embaixada is located in the Ribeiro da Cunha Palace, one of the most emblematic buildings in the trendy neighborhood of Principe Real. For a time, it housed the embassy of Russia.

34. Pavilhao Chines    http://barpavilhaochines.blogspot.com.es/

This is a museum made bar or bar converted into a museum, it has multiple halls with different decorations and collections of all kinds. Another rather kitsch place to shop around and have an excellent coffee or a good drink. Essential.

23. Café a Brasileira   R. Garrett 120, 1200 Lisboa    +351 21 346 9541

Originally this Cafe was opened to sell authentic Brazilian coffee. It is from the early twentieth century and initially the interiors were decorated in art deco style. It is declared as Portuguese architectural heritage, as a building of public interest. Some historical personages of the city like Fernando Pessoa, of which there is a bronze statue right in front, frequented the premises. And if we talk about Don Fernando, in the Café Martinho do Arcada restaurant in the Plaza del Comercio (in the Baixa), Don Fernando Pessoa has dedicated a corner that keeps his hat and some of his books.