Largo do Carmo
Largo do Carmo
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The area
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Neighbourhood: Chiado & Carmo
The traditionally trendy "Chiado" (literally, "squeak", the nickname of a 16th century poet) offers plenty of cafes, restaurants and bars where you can stop for a cafe or cocktail, after exploring its streets, shops, art galleries, theaters, museums and viewpoints. It's also the home to the statue of the famous statue of portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa, having is usual espresso at "A Brasileira" as he used to. You can also enjoy breathtaking views of Lisbon from the Elevador de Santa Justa or the Carmo Convent, for example. A commercial neighborhood at its core, especially for its Garrett and Carmo streets, Chiado is to this day a mandatory visit in Lisbon.
How to get there
  • Baixa/Chiado • 3 min walk
  • Rossio • 4 min walk
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  • Guide40701258569
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lisbon gets under the skin
    Had an excellent time in Lisbon. went because the rest of southern Europe seemmed to be having daily thunderstorms. None here! Excellent Hotel (Quinta Collina) on the top of a hill (its hilly) but no matter we averaged 18.750 steps a day, how fit is that for seventy plus? Lots to see, there are Unesco world heritage sites all over the city, though queues the week we went (included patron saint's day Sao Antonio) were sometimes quite lengthy in parts. Also enjoyed the last of the spectacular Jacaranda tree blooms, lots of sardines and the wonderful Calouste Gulbenkian foundation and its park. Unique to Lisbon are crazy Elevadors(funiculars) and lots of leafy outlook points to find. You need transport to see everything in Sintra but good to get out of town. Estoril gave a breath of sea and sand. Tram 28 best avoided in my opinion, overcrowded and hard to see anything out of the windows. Need to return for Fado and more tiles.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 June 2023
  • carol a
    16 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Iconic remains from the Earthquake
    We arrived on the bridge from the Elevador de Sao Justa. The inside view was not like the pictures, due to construction and setup, perhaps for a concert of filming. However, still worth visiting. and the museum is quite interesting.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 31 July 2023
  • Thomas V
    Oakland, California16,161 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My Favorite Square in Town
    This is my absolute favorite square in the city. The famous ruins of the big church area here, the remains of the collapse from the 18th Century earthquake. And it is a pretty square with a fountain and a lot of style and history. A couple of good restaurants, and two of them serve some food to tables in the square. We love to come here for coffee or drinks. Chiado atmosphere.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 November 2023
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Jannerbloke
Plymouth, UK13,191 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
Fortunate to be here on this night, the 50th anniversary on the street outside the barracks where the dictator eventually surrendered himself. A huge crowd rammed into the square all chanting ‘April for ever, fascism never again’ also banners on buildings and shouting of ‘After all, we wanted it all’.
Written 24 April 2024
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,161 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
This is my absolute favorite square in the city. The famous ruins of the big church area here, the remains of the collapse from the 18th Century earthquake. And it is a pretty square with a fountain and a lot of style and history. A couple of good restaurants, and two of them serve some food to tables in the square. We love to come here for coffee or drinks. Chiado atmosphere.
Written 18 November 2023
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rayraysworld
Warwick, UK1,926 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
nice little square. an amazing church to visit. close to the elevator. a few attractions nearby. normally a good busker. the monument you see on the pics.......well, i'm glad to see that some of you managed to get a photo of it with nobody sitting on it as that's something I've never managed to do
Written 10 August 2023
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carol a
16 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
We arrived on the bridge from the Elevador de Sao Justa. The inside view was not like the pictures, due to construction and setup, perhaps for a concert of filming.
However, still worth visiting. and the museum is quite interesting.
Written 31 July 2023
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Guide40701258569
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Had an excellent time in Lisbon. went because the rest of southern Europe seemmed to be having daily thunderstorms. None here! Excellent Hotel (Quinta Collina) on the top of a hill (its hilly) but no matter we averaged 18.750 steps a day, how fit is that for seventy plus? Lots to see, there are Unesco world heritage sites all over the city, though queues the week we went (included patron saint's day Sao Antonio) were sometimes quite lengthy in parts. Also enjoyed the last of the spectacular Jacaranda tree blooms, lots of sardines and the wonderful Calouste Gulbenkian foundation and its park. Unique to Lisbon are crazy Elevadors(funiculars) and lots of leafy outlook points to find. You need transport to see everything in Sintra but good to get out of town. Estoril gave a breath of sea and sand. Tram 28 best avoided in my opinion, overcrowded and hard to see anything out of the windows. Need to return for Fado and more tiles.
Written 29 June 2023
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Michael K
1,056 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
This is just an undistinguished square facing Convento do Carmo. Some refer to this square as a hidden gem, for a good reason: there is not much to see here.
Written 18 June 2023
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Brad
Hong Kong, China1,73,042 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
This is a charming little square just in front of the historic Carmo Convent. The square is surfaced with typical Portuguese patterned cobblestones and lined with beautiful Jacaranda trees that are gorgeous during June while they are in bloom. You will also see a delightful late 18th-century Chafariz (fountain) and find a seated area and kiosk if you fancy having a seat to enjoy the nice environs along with a drink or snack.

There are some good sightseeing attractions at Largo do Carmo. You'll find the Guarda Nacional Republicana Museum as well as the above mentioned Carmo Convent to see the eerie Igreja do Carmo ruins and Archaeological Museum. It is a neat little plaza, worth spending a bit of time to soak up the nice atmosphere while sightseeing in the area.
Written 5 June 2023
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T9575SXlindaw
24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Love this Jacaranda tree-shaded and busy, yet someone calm, square in Lisbon. It has the feel of a neighborhood square and yet is welcoming to all, including some great street musicians. With the Carmo convent ruins on one side, the bustling kiosk, the national guard building (with its sentry) and the great restaurants lining the square, it's lovely. And it feels like the center of everything, with a quick walk to Rossio station, to the elevator, and to Rua Garrett shopping.
Written 11 May 2023
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Chris B
Westborough, MA39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
During our short stay in Lisbon we found this restaurant on TripAdvisor. We had a great dinner and enjoyed our waitress. She was friendly and fun.
Written 16 February 2023
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Abovetheclouds
2,008 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Solo
I wouldn't really say that this was a pretty square, more atmospheric. Nice to people watch. The convent is located there and there are a few coffee shops and restaurants as well. Busy.
Written 16 April 2022
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