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Cidade Baixa, Lisbon

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A main shopping and banking district, the pedestrianized Cidade Baixa, houses hundreds of stores and restaurants. Completely redesigned and reconstructed after the 1755 earthquake that devastated a large part of the city, this neighborhood boasts a grid layout that remains a living testimony to the Enlightenment ideas held dear by the 18th century city planners. Known locally as Lower Town, the elegant district represents one of the finest examples of earthquake-resistant architecture, featuring symmetrical wood lattices and inter-terrace walls designed for extra stability and fire containment. Explore the neighborhood by riding a tram, or watch the world go by from one of many alfresco cafes lining the area's neat streets. Use our Lisbon trip builder to visit Cidade Baixa on your trip to Lisbon, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • 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 historica...  more »
  • Picturesque, beautiful and cozy are some of the words that can describe this lovely neighborhood of the wonderful city of Lisbon.
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  • Cheap restaurants, canned food, tailors, a variety store, always crowded with Lisbon City. Croquettes of bacalhau (dried cod) I squeeze the stroll!
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