Chiado & Carmo

Chiado is not the size of a London borough. It is quite a small area of central Lisbon – you could walk from one side to the other in twenty minutes. Packed with cafe’s and bars, the most famous of which, “A brasiliera” had the famous poet, Fernando Passoa amongst its customers.

Attacked by fire in 1988, the whole area was severely affected with 18 buildings either partially or completely destroyed. The 10 years renovation project has created a real combination of ancient culture and modernity, with the highest real estate prices in Portugal.