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Things to do in Baixa-Chiado

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Shopping Mall
“Mall where you find Fnac for books or music, clothes shops and other shops too”
  • 51 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
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“For me, without a doubt these are the best ice creams in the Greater Lisbon area. They were first produced in Estoril in the 1940s by Attilio Santini (a native of Italy, naturally), who later moved to Cascais. From there, in the decades that followed, his fame spread far and wide. Today, decades later, Santini ice creams are still made by hand, in line with Italian tradition, to secret recipes – some of them with exclusively Portuguese ingredients. A tip: if you like wafer biscuit, order yours in a cone – the recipe for which is also exclusive.”
  • 80 locals recommend
Café
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“To come by underground: In the airport there's a underground station. You will be in red line. You must take the train and Go until “Alameda station”. When you're there, you must change to Green line and Go until “baixa-chiado station”. When you arrive there, you must take the "rua do crucifixo" exit and walk ahead until a lifter called "elevador do castelo". This lifter brings you almost here. You will have to walk just around 200m. But the lifter closes on 9 p.m. and coming by underground you must take around 40 minutes. The underground costs 1,45/person, the lifter is Free ”
  • 104 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“Ligth Meals: It’s a charming, low-it space with exposed stone walls decorated with old furnishing and with a gallery space for temporary exhibitions. Its also a net café.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“This place is good to eat seafood rice, this is the place where you will eat seafood rice and nothing else, it is the specialty so eat the seafood rice, considered the best of Lisbon ! Tips: making a reservation is crucial, Its closed on Sunday , open lunch and dinner the rest of the days. Pay with cash!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Portuguese Restaurant
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“Get your best dress and prepare your wallet. Great atmosphere and location.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Lodging
“Breathtaking terrace where You can relax and enjoy glass of wine and view the same as from Elevador de Santa Justa”
  • 15 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
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“Every day there is a vegan buffet for lunch (€ 7.50) and dinner (€ 9.50) at Jardim das Cerejas. The banquet can include eggplant-filled lasagna, cauliflower and soy meat, organic tofu broccoli, courgette chickpea curry, carrots, sweet potatoes and coconut and mango sauce, or vegetable meatballs with passion fruit sauce. . These dishes, which change every day, are always added basmati rice with nuts and sultanas, paparis, pizza, pakoras and salads. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bar
“An absolute must to enjoy a cocktail and a club sandwich on the terrace with a breathtaking view of Lisbon!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Route
“Enjoy the Rua do Carmo and all its surroundings in the Chiado area. Magnificient environment with a great offer on shopping.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“The George, a pub famous for its eggs benedict (which won the dubious prize of best tapas in Lisbon), may not be the best venue for dinner, but it’s great for after work drinks, especially when there’s a football match on. During the Champions League, between the tournament and the pub’s popularity with tourists staying in Baixa, it’s difficult to get a spot, so book a table.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Breakfast... perhaps..? Fresh bread everyday. At Martim Moniz, right next to tram 28 stop. Open 7h30-21h ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Premise
“Full of commerce with restaurants and shops. Saying "I'm going to Baixa" is like saying that we are going to the center of the world. Always busy, whether for sightseeing or work, Lisbon does not sleep.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Food
“One of the oldest shop that sells amazing coffee beans, teas, chocolates, Portuguese sweets. I love this store!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great organic food, excellent for vegan, vegetarians, flexitarians, always better to book in advance.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Average Price: 6-10€ Open weekdays only. Traditional Portuguese food served at a good price. ”
  • 3 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Gastropub
“Ligth Meals: It’s a charming, low-it space with exposed stone walls decorated with old furnishing and with a gallery space for temporary exhibitions. Its also a net café.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“This place is good to eat seafood rice, this is the place where you will eat seafood rice and nothing else, it is the specialty so eat the seafood rice, considered the best of Lisbon ! Tips: making a reservation is crucial, Its closed on Sunday , open lunch and dinner the rest of the days. Pay with cash!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Portuguese Restaurant
“Get your best dress and prepare your wallet. Great atmosphere and location.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
“Every day there is a vegan buffet for lunch (€ 7.50) and dinner (€ 9.50) at Jardim das Cerejas. The banquet can include eggplant-filled lasagna, cauliflower and soy meat, organic tofu broccoli, courgette chickpea curry, carrots, sweet potatoes and coconut and mango sauce, or vegetable meatballs with passion fruit sauce. . These dishes, which change every day, are always added basmati rice with nuts and sultanas, paparis, pizza, pakoras and salads. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bar
“The George, a pub famous for its eggs benedict (which won the dubious prize of best tapas in Lisbon), may not be the best venue for dinner, but it’s great for after work drinks, especially when there’s a football match on. During the Champions League, between the tournament and the pub’s popularity with tourists staying in Baixa, it’s difficult to get a spot, so book a table.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great organic food, excellent for vegan, vegetarians, flexitarians, always better to book in advance.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Average Price: 6-10€ Open weekdays only. Traditional Portuguese food served at a good price. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends

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