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Cidade Baixa

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Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
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Address: Lisbon, Portugal
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+351 962 513 226
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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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Excellent example for urban development of the 18th century

Baixa is the heart of Lisbon. It is embedded between the Chiadio quarter in the west and the Alfama in the east. After the horrible earthquake in 1755 which destroyed the biggest... read more

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Wurzburg, Germany
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Wurzburg, Germany
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Baixa is the heart of Lisbon. It is embedded between the Chiadio quarter in the west and the Alfama in the east. After the horrible earthquake in 1755 which destroyed the biggest part of the historical buildings the Prime minister Marques de Pompal planed all new by Grid-like applied 12 meter wide streets. Now the purring streets, the huge main... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Cidade Baixa is the real heart of the city. It has all you need whether it's shopping, restaurants, or just sightseeing there's always something to see. It's frenetic so not a place for a relaxing stroll.

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Mountain View, Arkansas
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Reviewed November 27, 2016

We stayed at an Airbnb apartment in the Baixa district during our stay in Lisbon. It was a great location for our needs. It was only three blocks from Rua Augusta and MUDE. We had a two block walk to a very good cafe across from Igreja de Sto. Antonio. It was a short walk to Rossio Square and the... More 

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 2, 2016

This old town area of Lisbon is a lovely place for a stroll and people-watching. (And there are lots of people to watch: we were there in October and it was quite crowded.) Lots of cafés and restaurants with outdoor seating, narrow streets and wide open squares. Very pleasant.

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Reviewed September 24, 2016 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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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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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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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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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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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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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"!
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