Why Chiado & Bairro Alto Are The Best Shopping Districts In Lisbon

Recycled bags, concept stores & the oldest bookstore in the world.

If you’re looking for a center center area in Lisbon to fill up your luggage with local goods, then look no further than Chiado.

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From Metro Station: Baixa – Chiado, some major streets to wander up and down on are: Avenida da Liberdade (literally translates to: Liberty Avenue,) Rua Garrett, and Rua do Carmo. Chiado offers commercial worldwide brands, including: Zara, Nespresso, Apple…etc. If you love a good mall, then Armazéns do Chiado has tons of beauty and fashion stores along with food courts on the top floor.

But what’s the fun in browsing through products that you can find back home. My personal favorite street is Rua Garrett. For more local Portuguese items in Chiado, check out: cigars at Casa Havaneza, Casa Pereira for tea, coffee and sweets, grab a cup of coffee at the famous A Brasileira cafe, Fábrica Sant’Anna for azuleos (Portuguese blue and white ceramics), Joalharia do Carmo for local jewelries, Livraria Bertrand for Guinness  World Record’s the oldest bookstore in the world, Paris em Lisboa for home and decor with beautiful linens, Pastelaria Alcoa for baked sweets used to made by nuns, Vista Alegre Atlantis for porcelain and ceramics

For more independent and retro boutiques, then head to the nearby Bairro Alto neighborhood. Labeled as the chic and trendy part of Lisbon, you’ll want to: buy vintage Portuguese finds at A Vida Portuguesa, collect wines at BA Wine Bar do Bairro Alto, check out a famous concept store featuring recycled goods called Cork & Co, browse through local fashion designer store Espaço Fátima Lopes, and souvenir shop at the eclectic and modern Loja das Conservas.



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Wendy Hung


As the founder of Jetset Times, Wendy is an avid traveler and fluent in five languages. When she's not traveling, Wendy calls Paris and Taipei home. Her favorite countries so far from her travels have been: Bhutan, Iran, and Russia because they were all so different! St. Bart's was pretty amazing too (wink)!

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