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Cidade Baixa, Lisbon

Categories: Neighborhoods, Tourist Spots
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4.3/5 based on 380+ reviews on the web
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 district is in the heart of Lisbon and can be a good reference to start exploring the city. The Baixa was entirely rebuilt after the earthquake of 1755 and as such has the typical lines of time, wonderful!
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  • It is from the Rossio Square lies to the South. And through road in the eyes of the go Board is recommended to stay flat, so easy to walk, so many restaurants, cafés and shops. Located near Rossio station, Rossio station there is a train to Sintra, tram stop is useful as a base for exploring.
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  • 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 refres...  read more »
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