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.