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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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  • Cidade Baixa is located in the lower part of the city, in the parish of Santa Maria Maior.en in front of the Tagus River and between Rossio and Praça da Figueira. It is one of the tourist areas of the city and undoubtedly the most beautiful.
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  • 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 restauran...  more »
  • It's the flattest area, forming the commercial and financial center. To be built on the ruins of the 1755 earthquake, to draw the streets, the grid system was used and buildings are neo-classical style, which gives a feeling of importance and order that they do not have the neighbouring districts of Alfama or Chiado.
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