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  • Admission: Free

Lisbon ATTRACTIONS See all

Baixa (Lower Town)

Rebuilt after the 1755 earthquake, the Baixa is the lower town, nestled between the hills of Alfama, Chiado and Bairro Alto. Its wide avenues and pedestrianized Rua Augusta are a great place to shop and have coffee, before you emerge into the huge square Praça do Comércio with its handy tram and bus connections and view of the water.

The area's highlight is the Elevador de Santa Justa. This imposing wrought-iron lift offers an easy ride up to the Bairro Alto, plus a rooftop cafe with views to die for. Built in 1902 by Gustave Eiffel follower Raul Mésnier du Ponsard, the lift has more than a passing resemblance to the Eiffel Tower. Avoid the touristy umbrella-topped cafes below and save your coffee break for this still touristy but far more elegant architectural gem. Time your visit to enjoy a drink at sunset.

Practical Info

Catch the tram or bus to Praça do Comércio and wander into the lower town, or head down from the metro stations Rossio or Baixa/Chiado.

Tours & Tickets

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Lisbon 3-Hour Downtown Baixa Tour

Enjoy this 3-hour small-group walking tour through the part of Lisbon built after the 1755 earthquake.

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $20.57

Lisbon Small-Group Walking Tour

Explore the bohemian character of Chiado, walk through Baixa and discover Alfama, one of the oldest neighborhoods of Lisbon on this small-group walking ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $20.57

Lisbon a La Carte Walking Tours

In this Tour you will see the most wonderful classic places and also the hidden ones, walk through the amazing streets of Chiado and Alfama. You will discover ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: Flexible

From USD $28.57

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