Baixa de Lisboa
(also known as Baixa Pombalina
or Pombaline Lisbon
it is included in the Parish of Santa Maria Maior
in its entirety.
The Heart of Lisbon
Baixa de Lisboa
is the heart of Lisbon, its most important monuments and attractions: Praça do Comércio, Rossio,
Sé (Cathedral) of Lisbon, Chiado, Alfama and São Jorge Castle.
Rua Augusta, in Baixa de Lisboa, Lisbon © José Manuel / Images of Portugal
From east to west, it runs between the Lisbon Cathedral
and the São Jorge Castle
Cais do Sodré
and Bairro Carmo
And from the River Tagus
to the north, from Terreiro do Paço
Praça da Figueira
. It was one of the areas that suffered most from the Earthquake of 1755
razed the city. See Map of Baixa de Lisboa
The Baixa Pombalina
is a reference to the Marquês de Pombal
, who after the destruction
of the city by a violent earthquake in 1755, he commanded - in his style, which became known as the Pombaline style - the
reconstruction of Lisbon.
Find out more about Baixa Pombalina
Discover Downtown Lisbon
To discover Baixa de Lisboa
, you can first of all have an overview when visiting:
• the Parish of Santa Maria Maior
• directly explore the main points of interest in this area of the city, namely:
2. Cais do Sodré
4. Rossio and Praça da Figueira
Rua Augusta and Arc de Triomf (detail), Baixa de Lisboa © Google Earth Pro
is one of the most important streets in this area; it connects Praça do Comércio with Rossio
where the Statue of D. Pedro IV
(D. Pedro I
in Brazil). On the side of the square
Upon reaching the old Terreiro do Paço (Praça do Comércio), Rua Augusta
is crowned by the
Arch of Triumph on Rua Augusta
Neighborhoods in Baixa de Lisboa
In the Freguesia de Santa Maria Maior
the neighborhood of Chiado
, the Terreiro do Paço
(Commerce Square) and O
São Jorge Castle
and Cais do Sodré
are located in the neighboring Freguesia da Misericórdia
for more precision.
Saint Mary Major
In Santa Maria Maior, the Chiado district, the Cathedral, Terreiro do Paço (Praça do Comércio) and Castelo de São
George. In Misericórdia, Bairro Alto and Cais do Sodré. In São Vicente are located the Santa Apolônia Railway Station and the Pantheon.
Main monuments Lisbon Cathedral (Lisbon Cathedral), Rossio, Santa Justa Elevator, Rua Triumphal Arch
Augusta, the Terreiro do Paço and the foundation of the city, such as the Castle of São Jorge.
Rua Áurea (Rua do Ouro), at number 257, the Elevador de Santa Justa, Baixa de Lisboa © Google Earth Pro
Shopping in Lisbon
You will also find a very busy trade in the streets of the Historic Center, as well as shops and boutiques.
Sports (Sports): golf, surfing and windsurfing
In Lisbon there is structure and sports facilities to practice your favorite sport.
Musical events, exhibitions
In the cultural centres, galleries and exhibition halls of the Historic Center of Lisbon, different programs are
cultural, musical, theatrical activities among other options.
Map of the Historic Center
It is in the Historic Center of Lisbon that the main tourist attractions are concentrated absolutely,
starting with the beautiful Terreiro do Paço
Map of the Historic Center © GEP
For the satisfaction of visitors, a good part of the best gastronomic options are located in the Historic Center
Good Hotels, Restaurants and Bars
Traditional hotels, restaurants and bars in the Historic Center make it very easy to visit the main attractions
tourist attractions in the city. Think about this when booking your hotel.
The best of Lisbon's nightlife is in the Historic Center or close to it, such as Baixa, Cais do Sodré, Chiado and
Bairro Alto to name the liveliest.