Shopping in Chiado
In Chiado, you will find the sophisticated and elegant shops as well as the old-fashioned cafes and restaurants. There is a real mix of modern and traditional with shops everything from art nouveau jewelry, designer fashion, and traditional porcelain. The oldest bookshop in Lisbon and arguably the oldest operating bookshop in the world can be found on Rua Garett. Bertrand bookshop was established in 1732 although the shop was destroyed in the great earthquake it was moved to its current location and has been operating in this store for 240 years.
Chiado is also home to many great restaurants, café’s and bars. Chiado great place to make yourself at home while staying in Lisbon it is an elegant and sophisticated area of the city, central and well facilitated with everything right at hand. If you fancy staying in this cultural heart of the city then check out our Chiado apartments .
Transport To and From Chiado
Chiado is very much at the heart of Lisbon and is therefore well served by public transport links. There is a Metro station called Baixa-Chiado which is served by two Metro lines connected to the line out to the airport is just one change over and relatively uncomplicated. There are many taxis in the area that will take you too and from the airport or in the out of hours for public transport. Chiado is on the famous nº28 electric tram route that lifts passengers up and down Lisbon’s seven hills in an enchanting and romantic journey. There are also train station s within walking distance at the Cais de Sodré (10 minutes) from here you can catch trains out along the Cascais coast to the beach or the famous village of Sintra. A little further afield at Santa Apolonia (around 20mins), you can catch a train to the North of Portugal or to an international destination such as Madrid and Paris.
Parking in Chiado is pretty much as difficult as parking in any other central Lisbon location, however there are many underground and secure car parks in the the city centre. Here’s a a list of the car parks that best serve Chiado.
Address: Praça Luis de Camões 1200 Lisbon, Mon- Sun 24 hr underground parking, 341 spaces. €1.70 per hr, €40.30 24 hrs.
Chiado car park
Address: Rua Almirante Pessanha, 3 Lisbon, Mon-Sun 24 hr parking, €36.00 for 24hrs.
Praça do município
Address: Praça do Município 1100 Lisbon, Mon-Sun 24hrs underground parking 485 spaces. 2.50€ for 1hr, €44.65 for 24 hr.
EMEL Car park Largo do Corpo Santo
Address- Largo do Corpo Santo Lisbon, Mon-Fri 07.00-24-00, Sat 08.00-24.00. €1.25 for 1 hr, €2.45 2 hrs, €5.20 for 4 hrs.
EMEL Car park Calçada do Combro
Address Calçada do Combro 1200 Lisbon, Mon-Sun 24hrs covered parking 232 spaces. €1.45 for 1hr, €2.90 for 2 hrs, €6.65 for 4 hrs, €13.05 max
Praça da Figueira
24hour mon-sun Underground parking with 499 spaces. Height restrictions 7’6″ (2.29) Price 28€ for 24 hours.
More detailed information about parking in Lisbon and a map can be found here.