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  Neighbourhoods and Streets

The Pombaline Lower Town, better known as Baixa, is the heart of downtown Lisbon. This part of the city was completely rebuilt after the 1755 earthquake by the first Marquês de Pombal, and its planned grid layout is a marked departure from the older labyrinthine neighborhoods. As one of Europe's earliest examples of structured urban planning, the Baixa is a beautiful district with elegant squares, pedestrianized streets, earthquake-resistant Pombaline Neoclassical buildings, and tiled Art Deco storefronts.

Ride up the Elevador de Santa Justa, or climb up the Arco da Rua Augusta for incredible views of the area. Other highlights of the area are the Rossio Square on which are the famous Café Nicola and Teatro Nacional Dona Maria II, Foz Palace on Restauradores Square, Igreja Paroquial de São Nicolau, Núcleo Arqueológico da Rua dos Correeiros, MUDE - Museu do Design e da Moda, Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Oliveira, Convento do Carmo, and Comercio Square. The Avenida da Liberdade is an important avenue in the area, running from Restauradores Square to the Marquis of Pombal Square. Explore the grid on foot and old tramcars to admire the architectural gems, and stop by at the Eduardo VII Park for relaxation.

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About Baixa

 Lisbon, Portugal

Baixa and Nearby Attractions on Map

Nearby Attractions km / mile
Museu do Azulejo

Museu do Azulejo(2.7 km)
One of the most important national museums, for its singular collection, Azulejo, an artistic expression which differentiates Portuguese culture, and for the unique building where it is installed, former Madre de Deus Convent, founded in 1509 by Queen Dona Leonor.

Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga

Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga(2 km)
Portugal's impressive national art collection, including 14-19th century European painting, artefacts of Portuguese contact with the East and Africa and a collection of ecclesiastical treasures.

Gloria Funicular

Gloria Funicular(0.6 km)
Inaugurated on 24 October 1885, this funicular was the second to be placed in Lisbon.

Bica Funicular

Bica Funicular(0.6 km)
This funicular was inaugurated on 28 June 1892 and its route is known as the most typical of the city.

Lavra Funicular

Lavra Funicular(0.9 km)
The oldest funicular of Lisbon was inaugurated on 19 April 1884 and on that day it worked for 16 consecutive hours, carrying more than 3,000 passengers free.

Rua Augusta Arch

Rua Augusta Arch(0.3 km)

Feira da Ladra

Feira da Ladra(1.3 km)
Bustling flea market with antique stores.

Lisbon Botanical Gardens

Lisbon Botanical Gardens(1.2 km)
A hidden gem.

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