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An apartment in historical Lisbon neear Chiado-5 m walk. Recently rehabilitated building. Better discrive the appartment, you have the photos, is to discrive the Bairro Alto, Baixa, Chiado Carmo, here this appartment are.
Lisbon is a city of seven hills and each hill districts is very typical and different where you can walk and much more to see…
True Neighbourhood Spirit
Feeling Lisbon a Testimony of a “Lisboeta” ( a lisbon citizen) and I am your host in the appartment and in Lisbon.
Lisbon: Sophisticated culture and the Pleasures of the Bourgeoisie 
(Bairro Alto, Baixa, Chiado Carmo)
The Chiado was the meeting place for artists and intellectuals from the early nineteenth-century into the first decades of the twentieth century. Today, it teems with elegant shops, cafes and theaters and rubs shoulders with Lisbon’s nightlife zone, the Bairro Alto. We headed to Chiado one Sunday morning, starting at Camões Square. The bust of poet Luis de Camões has contemplated generations of young people who pass by, especially on weekend nights when this is the starting-point for an evening in the Bairro Alto. Today we will visit churches, drink a "bica" (Lisboeta’s term for an espresso) and sit with Fernando Pessoa at Café Brasileira. A stroll along Rua Garret, the main shopping street, leads us to the Basilica of the Martyrs.Various cafes are hidden within squares on the left and right, accessed through small passageways, just before we reach the Armazéns do Chiado at the intersection of Garret and historic Rua do Carmo. The Armazéns - a shopping center of 50 stores and a dozen restaurants offering spectacular views over Lisboa - as well as the Rua do Carmo were carefully retrieved from the great fire of 1988. Elegance has been restored to this exclusive and expensive area in Lisbon, where a sophisticated bourgeois live and shop, imparting an air of bohemian affluence……. and much more to see…
For Lisboetas, the Baixa and Avenida da Liberdade are the busy heart of our city; a commerical hub, popular meeting point and shopping area. I met friends in the arcaded Praça do Comércio; to locals, this will always be Palace Square. King Manuel I built his royal palace here in 1511, responding to Lisbon’s growing global importance. We slide into chairs at the Martinho da Arcada, founded in 1782 and one of Lisbon’s oldest cafés. Our walk today is over streets refashioned after the 1755 earthquake and flood into the famous grid-pattern designed by the Marquês de Pombal. Passing the equestrian statue of King José I in the square’s center, we seek the Nossa Senhora da Conceição Velha church. Its Manueline doorway is all that survived the earthquake. We head onto Rua da Augusta, a major pedestrian street lined with shops, cafes and street performers. Parallel streets are named after their former specialties, such as Rua do Ouro (jewelry) and Rua dos Sapateiros (shoemakers). On a short side trip to Rua dos Correeiros, we look through the rear window of the Millenium BCP Bank into the ruins and mosaics of former Roman baths. I’m eager to show my friends two squares: Rossio, especially for the facade of Café Nicola, and Praça da Figueira, once the main marketplace. We walk among dozens of restaurants favored by locals on Rua das Portas de Santo Antão to enter the Neo-Moorish patio inside the Casa do Alentejo. ....
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