Plaza Luis Camoes (Luis Camoes Square)
A mixture of sophisticated and bohemian ambience reigns at the most popular meeting point for locals.
Tribute to father of Portuguese language.
The sculpture, standing on the populous point where the elegant Chiado neighbourhood meets the bohemian Barrio Alto, honours the most beloved Portuguese writer for Lisbon locals Pessoa notwithstanding, who awaits visitors sipping coffee at the centenary A Brasileira. The monument of Luis de Camoes (1524-1584), author of the Os Lusíadas and one of the fathers of Portuguese language, serves as meeting point for locals going out in the Barrio Alto. Looking out to sea, you will observe two nearly identical Baroque churches: the Italian Church of Loreto and the Church of Nossa Senhora da Encarnacao. The square, also on the path of legendary tram 28 which visits all local tourist attractions from hill to hill, is bustling with tourists at all times, adding to the buzz that breathes this corner of vague Parisian flair.
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