Rua do Carmo shops

Rua do Carmo shops

A row of shops and cafes on the opposite side of the street to the Igreja do Carmo - well-known for its azulejos.

I like this part of town as it has enough bustle but isn't overrun like the Ribeira or more downtown districts. It's also a somewhat eclectic mix of grand buildings, parks and ramshackle terraces.


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