The visit by Kubitschek de Oliveira, President of Brazil

A Brasileira do Chiado achieved such prestige, even internationally, that the President of Brazil, Kubitschek de Oliveira, made a point of visiting the establishment and having a coffee during his visit to Lisbon in 1960 to unveil the Monument to the Portuguese Discoveries. He was so delighted with the place that he wrote a message on one of the tables: “I leave with a heavy heart”.