The Districts of Lisbon: Part III – la Baixa

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In previous articles we talked about the Alfama district, the oldest one in Lisbon, this new release we dedicated it to the Baixa, the central district of Lisbon, and is also the financial and commercial center of the city. It was rebuilt by the Marquis of Pombal, after the earthquake of the seventeenth century, has a classic style and geometric streets, this district most of the facades of this district are covered with tiles, very typical of Lisbon. The Baixa is a very lively during the day.

Is in this district where there are the most emblematic squares and streets of the city, and it is here that we find the best hotels in Lisbon. Its attractions could be among others:

  • Avenida da Liberdade: a beautiful and majestic avenue of a mile in length, is Lisbon’s main avenue, with great nineteenth-century buildings and sidewalks covered with drawings mosaics in black and white. This street is full of cafes, restaurants with terraces, gardens and monuments.

  • Praça do Restauradores: called by this name in honor of the 1640 people who rebelled against Spanish domination, is a square with a great obelisk at its center to commemorate the event. In this square there is the Hotel Eden occupies that was the old cinema.

  • Praça do Rossio: officially its name is Don Pedro IV Square, is located a short distance from the Restauradores Square. The Rossio Square is the liveliest square in the city, in its around we find shops, bars and restaurants of the most famous of the city.

  • Praça do Figueira: a big square of La Baixa, near Rossio Square, built between 1492 and 1504. Currently the square is a large space where reign the pigeons around the statue of John I at its center, designed by Leopoldo de Almeida.

  • Praça do Comércio: is the main and the most spectacular square in Lisbon, was built in 1755 where the old royal family palace was the. in this place there are two essential monuments, Triumphal Arch of Rua Augusta and the equestrian statue of José I.

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