Baixa, Downtown, Lisbon

This is one of the most important areas of Lisbon, don’t miss it!

Baixa Pombalina, Lisboa, Portugal
Baixa Pombalina © Celestino Manuel

Downtown, or Baixa, is constituted by a set of straight streets perpendicalurar and parallel to each other and organized side by side from the Central Rua Augusta Street.

The buildings on this area are similar to each other, the ground floor is destined to commerce and the upper floors are housing. On the top of each building there is a notable structure called pombaline cage which allows the distribution of seismic forces.

We should highlight that this area was built after the great destruction of the 1755 earthquake and tsunami and this is why even though this is an old city, it has some of the most recent constructions on the city centre.

The baixa is the best place to come for shopping and try some of the most typical products.

What to see in the Baixa Pombalina / Rossio:

Commerce SquareCommerce Square
Discover the most central square in Lisbon, open to the river and inviting you for a relaxing walk.

Elevador de Santa JustaSanta Justa Lift
Experiment ascending on the old Santa Justa lift and take a few minutes to enjoy this beautiful panoramic view from its viewpoint.

Rossio Train StationRossio Train Station
Discover the history of this uncommon train station.

D. Maria II National TheatreD. Maria II National Theatre
Discover the beautiful theatre D. Maria II National Theatre in the Rossio Square, centre of Lisbon.

 

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