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ByAna Silva
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Downtown Lisbon, known as The Baixa or Baixa Pombalina was almost completely destroyed in the 1755 earthquake. Rebuilt under the rule of the Marquis of Pombal, it now stands as a beautiful example of a ‘planned’ city. A stroll through Lisbon’s commercial heart and historic centre with its straight and perpendicular streets, is highly recommended. Make a visit to Praca do Comercio and Praca do Rossio (Commerce Square and Rossio Square). If waiting in long lines like a true tourist is your thing, then check out Elevador Santa Justa - which takes you straight up from Baixa for great views. Lisbon’s vibrant central district is best experienced as an un-hurried walk-through to get a better sense of this incredible city.
Where it is
Address : Baixa de Lisboa, 1100-052 Lisboa, Portugal