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Praça Luís de Camões, also known as Largo do Camões, is the border between Chiado and Bairro Alto. It has in the center a bronze statue of the poet Luís de Camões, inaugurated in 1867, surrounded by eight smaller statues representing other Portuguese literature personalities. Images of mermaids and naus in Portuguese sidewalk around the pedestal evoke “Os Lusíadas”, its main work. The square is one of the city’s favorite hangouts, especially at night, and one of the main stops on Tram 28, which is perhaps Lisbon’s most popular tourist attraction: a walk through time, up hills and medieval streets, on trams (electrics) that are still part of the city’s public transport network. Another few meters and we’ll be next to the bronze statue of the great Portuguese writer Fernando Pessoa, in front of Café A Brasileira, a place that the poet was always talking to his friends. Praça Luis de Camões is 30 meters from our Guesthouse, and from there you also arrive in 2 minutes to the Baixa-Chiado underground station, and in 5 minutes to Armazéns do Chiado, a large shopping center that also makes the connection between Bairro Alto and Baixa de Lisboa.
The Mercado da Ribeira has become one of the liveliest culinary spots in Lisbon since it was converted into a food court by Time Out Lisbon in 2014. The traditional fish, meat and fresh produce stalls exist alongside a huge food market. There are more than 30 restaurants and bars inside, some overseen by Michelin-starred Portuguese chefs, and there you find traditional Portuguese food, seafood, steak, pizza, sushi, and basically every cuisine you could wish for. It is a must visit for anyone who is passing through, besides you can go walking from our Guesthouse: just down the road from Rua do Alecrim to the end and turn right. The Ribeira Market is on 24 de Julho avenue, N ° 49 – Cais do Sodré. The food court is open daily for lunch and dinner, from 10am to midnight (Thursday to Saturday till 2am). The traditional market is open from Monday to Saturday from 6am to 2pm.
If you are going to spend at least two days in Lisbon, we highly recommend to use Lisbon Card. Lisbon Card is a card that offers free admission to various Lisbon attractions, many discounts on shops, tours and attractions, as well as unlimited public transportation. Among all the available transportation options, this is the only one that also includes the trip to Sintra and Cascais. It is possible to buy the card in 3 versions: 24h, 48h or 72h, adapting your script through the city to the advantages offered by the card. Among the main attractions that are already worthwhile for being free with the card, we emphasize the Tower of Belém, the Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, the Arch of the Rua Augusta, the Elevador de Santa Justa, that already would be worth having the card. In addition, you’ll still get good discounts on all of Lisbon’s museum attractions, as well as on castles in Sintra. HOW MUCH IT COSTS: 24 hours: € 19 adults / € 12 children (4 to 15 years) 48 hours: € 32 adults / € 18 children (4 to 15 years) 72 hours: € 40 adults / € 21 children (4 to 15 years) We recommend […]