Cidade Baixa, Lisbon

4.3
#8 of 14 in Neighborhoods in Lisbon
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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Cidade Baixa by using our Lisbon online day trip planner.
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  • Cidade Baixa is a lovely and lively neighbourhood in central Lisbon. There are plenty of restaurants, bars, cafes, boutiques, souvenir shops and many other shops. It is the perfect place to walk...  more »
  • Cidade Baixa is one of the premier neighborhoods in Lisbon. There are a ton of restaurants and shops for whatever your budget allows. I highly recommend walking the streets in this neighborhood while....  more »

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