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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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  • This area was built after a devastating earthquake of 1775, Prince Minister Pombal (monument stands at the top of Avenida Liberdade) sorted out this part of the city, where the Royal Palace stood before the earthquake. It seems to me that this is the only area of Lisbon with smooth perpendicular streets. And on these streets was occupied by bankers, jewelers, representation of rich traders, etc. So the building-masterpieces. Now if you have offices some very well-known companies, that are not visible. But today there are many well-known shops trading firms, shopping centers. There is a very good cellar shop (tableware, textiles, plot, etc.), wine (there offering taste aged port). Oh and also, especially along the main street, a large number of cafes, cafeterias, restaurants and other edalen. And inquisitive tourists, too, have a look: the area framed by two beautiful square, in the Middle-Tower Saint Justa
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  • Lisbon is beautiful by where her look, walk by suscallejuelas charged of charm and which breathes fado is unique. recommend thousand times
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  • Means lower town. Is the area from Rossio Square to the waterfront. There are plenty of souvenir shops, restaurants, patterned pavement, beautiful buildings. Generally it is. probably the first place in Lisbon, in which go all tourists-the heart of the city. Here boils nightlife-Summer verandah Café, walking, football broadcasts.
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