Chiado, the most fashionable district of Lisbon
Walk in the district of Chiado and experience Lisbon whereby circulated Fernando Pessoa and Eça de Queiroz in the twentieth century
Chiado is one of the most emblematic and elegant neighborhoods of Lisbon, being located between Bairro Alto and Baixa Pombalina. This neighborhood is always in style and is a common meeting place for weekenders.With creation of the literary guild in 1856, an intellectual club of the time, the Chiado became the center of Portuguese Romanticism. It is no coincidence that many of the buildings in this neighborhood were built in the seventeenth century.
It is a neighborhood that makes us return to the beginning of the twentieth century, when Fernando Pessoa and Eça de Queiroz used to visit cafes of the area . There are the historic cafés like: A Brasileira, the famous shopping mall of Chiado, the ice cream shop Santini, as well as many other shops of international brands, antique bookstores and fancy restaurant.
During the 80s, due to the opening of the shopping center Amoreiras, Chiado was desertified. After the 1988 fire that destroyed the building Grandella well as other seventeen buildings, the architect Alvaro Siza Vieira was responsible for the rehabilitation and new design of buildings. Currently, the Chiado is an important trade city center as well as one of the most cosmopolitan and busiest areas.
At Chiado you'll find several major theaters such as the Theater of Sao Carlos, the São Luiz Theatre and the Theatre of the Trinity, as well as the National Museum of Contemporary Art, the busy Santa Justa Elevator the beautiful Convento do Carmo.