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Escultura de Fernando Pessoa

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Chiado & Carmo
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Address: Rua Garrett 120 | Chiado, Lisbon 1200-205, Portugal
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A portuguese landmark

The Fernando Pessoa statue is an iconic landmark in Lisbon in the middle of the downtown. Fernando Pesoa was one of the best portuguese writers and also one of the most iconic... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Fernando Pessoa statue is an iconic landmark in Lisbon in the middle of the downtown. Fernando Pesoa was one of the best portuguese writers and also one of the most iconic cultural characters in the portuguese culture. The statue is the Brasileira café and people love to take a picture next to the statue. Don't miss it

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Located in an interesting part of town, right next to a subway depot, this statue serves many useful purposes. First, it draws attention and is good for tourists. Second, it educates those who take enough time to determine who it is and subsequently think about his work and what it represents. Third, and most practical, it is a wonderful iconic... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

I am a permanent Chiado visitor 'A Brasileira' became my favourite spot from the early 1900s, it's where I used to sit whilst creatively writing my latest plot I'm one of the greatest Portuguese poets and a significant 20th century literary figure too I enjoyed being alone and was rather withdrawn but now I'm happy sharing my time with you... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

I sat there with the guy for over an hour hoping to hear some great poetry but instead all I got was silence. I even bought him a wine to warm him up a little bit. I think the language barrier was part of the problem but maybe poets are more introverted than I thought. After I got up a... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

You've got to take a picture sat next to the statue of this prominent poet but only if you happen to walk past. It's not something you'd want to go out of your way to visit. It is by a famous Lisbon Café which specialises in coffee but as we're not coffee fans we didn't bother stopping. Rather expensive too.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

Chiado is one of the most important parts of historical Lisbon. Fernando Pessoa is one of the most important Portuguese modern poets. He used to take a coffee right there. If you want to take a coffee with him, just go there and have a photograph with him and...enjoy Chiado!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

If you're passing the area then definitely pop by and see this guy. A lovely little secret of Lisbon who you'd easily miss if you weren't looking.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

It is fun to have a photo of this famous poet in front of his favourite bar Brasileira-the wonderful old meeting point from 1905 -still a favourite with local People.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2016

This is one of those small unexpected landmarks that somehow become famous and a must-see. Funny watching everyone sitting besides the great poet's statue!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016

In the Chiado area in Portugal's capital, Lisbon, is one of the most famous statues in the country: the Portuguese writer Fernando Pessoa.

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Chiado & Carmo
The traditionally trendy "Chiado" (literally, "squeak", the nickname of a 16th century poet) offers plenty of cafes, restaurants and bars where you can stop for a cafe or cocktail, after exploring its streets, shops, art galleries, theaters, museums and viewpoints. It's also the home to the statue of the famous statue of portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa, having is usual espresso at "A Brasileira" as he used to. You can also enjoy breathtaking views of Lisbon from the Elevador de Santa Justa or the Carmo Convent, for example. A commercial neighborhood at its core, especially for its Garrett and Carmo streets, Chiado is to this day a mandatory visit in Lisbon.
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