Rooftop bar & restaurant TOPO Chiado in Lisbon can be found at a surprising location: behind the ruins of convent Convento do Carmo
Rooftop bar restaurant TOPO Chiado Lisbon & view Graça district
Two historical monuments of Lisbon
The terraces around the Carmo church are a bit hidden in the center of Lisbon, between two historical monuments : convent Convento do Carmo and Santa Justa Elevator, both very popular tourist attractions.
Rooftop bar restaurant TOPO Chiado Lisbon & Carmo church
10 minutes walk from here there’s TOPO rooftop restaurant & open air bar, located on the 6th floor of square Martim Moniz Shopping Center, with spectacular views of the castle of Saint George ( São Jorge) and a part of the city.
Rooftop bar & restaurant TOPO Chiado Lisbon
TOPO Chiado esplanade with bar, and a restaurant on a higher level where dishes are served, like snacks, salades and burgers.
Rooftop bar restaurant TOPO Chiado Lisbon & view Santa Justa Lift
Carmo Convent Lisbon & horror of earthquake in 1755
Carmo Convent is an old gothic cathedral that was destroyed by the 1755 earthquake and fire that destroyed much of Lisbon. The ruins represent a memory of that tragedy.
Ruins of the Carmo church Lisbon. Picture: Georges Jansoone, Wikipedia
An archaeological museum is housed in the old altar and has an eclectic collection of treasures that include eerie South American mummies. YouTube
Across from the convent entrance is a monumental drinking fountain (late 1700s).