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Cidade Baixa

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Address: Lisbon, Portugal
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Located between Rossio and Praça do Comercio, this section is a shopper's...

Located between Rossio and Praça do Comercio, this section is a shopper's paradise with several pedestrian streets. Location within walking distance of many of the must-see in Lisbon center. Public transports, including the famous tram 28 at the door.

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Gorgeous area of Lisbon for gathering, shopping and sightseeing.

We enjoyed a lovely afternoon here, shopping and watching the activities. There Are plenty of sidewalk cafes and benches for sitting. You will see Portuguese tiles on buildings... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Bellevue, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed a lovely afternoon here, shopping and watching the activities. There Are plenty of sidewalk cafes and benches for sitting. You will see Portuguese tiles on buildings. Sit and enjoy a refreshment or lunch here.

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

Baixa is the city centre area of Lisbon situated between Chiado and Alfama, stretching from Praça do Comércio to Rossio Square. This area of the city was devastated by the earthquake of 1755. It was then resigned and given a grid layout by Marques de Pombal as part of the rebuilding of the city. Today, the streets of Baixa are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

This is the old shopping part of the city, including several huge squares with either fountains of statues, this is where tourists spend most of their time. Situated between the hills of Alfama and Chiado, with Avenida da Liberade to the north end and the River Tagus at the south end, it is imposing architecture some very interesting, others not,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

You could explore this area for hours. Many shops and restaurants, loads of architecture to admire. Great way to spend an afternoon exploring.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

Narrow and wide streets filled with restaurants and shops. At any time of the day is full of people . Great attraction are sympathetic tram.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

We stayed in the Baixa area and found it a great base to explore the city. Trams, metros etc. are all very accessible from here plus it is a lovely and safe neighbourhood at all times of the day and evening. The main street - Rua Augusta is a buzzing pedestrian area full of life with loads of restaurants, bars... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

well worth a visit. enjoy some down time. wonderful place . loads of markets and restaurants around. pay attention to tiled footpath. its amazing, never seen a tiled foot path in any other European country. reminiscence of a luxurious past.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

Beautiful. Colourful. Full of Life. For sure one of the most crowded areas of Lisbon, but as well one of the places you should have seen & felt. Shops, Restaurants, Souvenirs and everything linked to a typical center (attention to pickpockets). Including the ´´Elevator´´ or starting point of the ``Tram`` and other tours. You should take your time and walk... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

It's hard to avoid a visit to the Baixa district whilst in Lisbon, but it's an area which is worth seeing. A little gritty and perhaps slightly run-down, there are still interesting sights, shops and cafes. Just take your time and walk all over - you won't see much from inside a vehicle.

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Lisbon,Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Downtown Lisbon is here for you! The architecture is stunning and the neighborhood is filled with excellent restaurants and stores. Crowded with people in the day. Worth the time to explore.

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Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
A pending candidate to become a World Heritage Site, Lisbon's downtown (the "Baixa Pombalina", or simply "Baixa") is a perfect example of anti-earthquake construction, having been rebuilt following the 1755 earthquake by the famous Marquês de Pombal (hence its name). Its offer is vast: restaurants and cafes in Rossio and Restauradores, outlets and shops in the Áurea, Augusta, Prata and other famous streets, the imponent Praça do Comércio and its Arch, the luxury shops along the Avenida da Liberdade, this is the beating heart of the city center. The Baixa also grants easy access to trains leading to Sintra, the trams that go around the Castle hill, old neighborhoods or even take you to Belém, and Lisbon's traditional restaurants and cafes. Considering a visit to the Fashion and Design Museum (free entrance) and don't forget to try the famous liquor, "ginjinha"!