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Baixa
Baixa, literally translated as ’low’, is situated in the gulf between the two main hills of the city and is the central business and shopping district of the capital.
Baixa: Lisbon downtown
On the ruins of Lisbon destroyed by the earthquake in 1755 Marquis of Pombal created an entirely new city. Planned, checked streets, named after local shopkeepers joined with monumental Praça do Comércio at one end and Rossio Square at the other was the first planned and squere shaped district in Europe. Along the streets, classical buildings from XVIII century became new commercial and financial centers and Baixa- Lower Town became luxury district and home to many international companies.
Baixa
Downtown: castelo São Jorge towering over Baixa
Narrow Straight Parallel: downtown streets

Rossio Square located in the heart of the Baixa district is a popular meeting place with many cafes, restaurants and theaters. During the day the streets, especially Rua Augusta are busy and very crowded.

How to get there?


Metro: Avenida, Restauradores, Rossio, Baixa-Chiado, Terreiro do Paço
Tram: 12, 15, 28
Bus: 709, 711, 714, 732, 735, 736, 737, 759, 760, 781, 782, 794
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The Santa Justa Elevator is a remarkable masterpiece designed by an apprentice of Gustave Eiffel, which connects Baixa (downtown) and Bairro Alto (high neighbourhood).
Rossio is one of the most beautiful and liveliest squares in the city. People stop here to sit and relax, or for a drink at the several atmospheric cafes with outdoor sitting (the most popular is the art deco Café Nicola on the western side).
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