Walk like you're in a fashion show. The runway is yours. These are the top 10 things to do in Chiado.

Families, celebrities, tourists, divas, intellectuals or fools: everyone strolls around the most famous and dearest of neighbourhoods. All roads lead to Chiado. Take a walk on the city’s red carpet and release your inner Prima-Donna. We promise it’s okay, just go with it.

1. Visit the church that survived the earthquake

Mannerist and baroque architecture dominate the São Roque Church, one of the few buildings in Lisbon that survived the 1755 earthquake, practically without a scratch. As such, both the church and auxiliary residence were given to charity Santa Casa da Misericórdia, to replace its own buildings destroyed in the seism. This is still the case today, as the church catches the attention of anyone who passes by. After all, this is one of the most beautiful churches in the city, built at the end of the 16th century.

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2. Order a ``bica``

Sculptor Lagoa Henriques’ statue of Fernando Pessoa prompts tourists to take selfies on the poet’s lap next to A Brasileira, which has been named by The Telegraph as one of 14 European cafés to visit before you die. It was inaugurated  in November 1905, but the statue only arrived in 1988. At the counter, order the famous “bica” (coffee in Lisbon slang). According to the legend, the word “bica” was born here, when Adriano Telles posted a sign that said “Beba Isto Com Açúcar (B.I.C.A)”, in English, “drink this with sugar”.

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