Bairro Alto and Chiado Walking Tour, Lisbon

Bairro Alto and Chiado Walking Tour (Self Guided), Lisbon

It is time to take a break from the usual sight-seeing tours of Lisbon and to immerse yourself in the lively, bohemian districts of Bairro Alto and Chiado. It is time to explore the arts and craft stores in Bairro Alto which is a district where the working classes once lived and which is now the happy haunt of all kinds of artists. In the streets of this charming neighborhood you will find exquisite locally-made ceramic items, clothes and lovely wooden sculptures. You will also find traditional food stores, book shops and art galleries.

Chiado boasts superb museums and monuments, theatres and statues, ancient squares and beautiful fountains. A small square that joins the two neighborhoods has two beautiful churches to visit. Other squares in the two districts boast equally lovely churches, theatres and statues. Don’t miss a tour of the Archaeological Museum, housed in the ruins of a 14th century church and whose entrance is to be found on the Largo do Carmo Square. Stay on for the evening and eat in sidewalk cafes and up-market restaurants or have a drink and enjoy tapas in the animated bars that put on live music and where the locals will be pleased to chat with you. All in all, these districts are great places to make new friends.
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Bairro Alto and Chiado Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Bairro Alto and Chiado Walking Tour
Guide Location: Portugal » Lisbon
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Discovery)
Travel Distance: 2.1 Km or 1.3 Miles
Author: vickyc
Calçada do Combro

1) Calçada do Combro

Luís de Camões Square

3) Luís de Camões Square

Luís de Camões Square

4) Luís de Camões Square

Luís de Camões Square

5) Luís de Camões Square

Church of Nossa Senhora da Encarnação

7) Church of Nossa Senhora da Encarnação

Martires Basilica

10) Martires Basilica

São Carlos Theater

11) São Carlos Theater

Santissimo Sacramento Convent

12) Santissimo Sacramento Convent

Largo do Carmo Square

13) Largo do Carmo Square

Calçada do Carmo

14) Calçada do Carmo

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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.1 Km or 0.7 Miles

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