Baixa is a walkable neighborhood that's popular for its restaurants, bars, and coffee shops. You can experience the local entertainment and theater, or enjoy the natural beauty of the parks. Baixa has hotels to suit everyone's tastes, and makes a great home base for exploring the sights in and around Lisbon.
Sightseeing around Baixa
The area's storied past is told through the monuments and historic sites, while local museums and theaters add a sense of refinement. Stroll the halls at Mude Design Moda Museum, Teatro Romano Museum, or José Saramago Foundation. You can attend a show at National Theater of Sao Carlos, National Theatre of D. Maria II, and Trindade Theater. Santo Antonio Church, Santa Justa Elevator, and Rua Augusta Arch are significant monuments. Swing by Fernando Pessoa Statue, Glória Lift, and Foz Palace to learn about local history. Ascensor da Gloria, Torel Garden, and Tapada das Necessidades Park will provide enjoyment for the whole family.
Many visitors like to do some shopping while in town, but there are a number of other activities. Miradouro de Santa Luzia, Belvedere Sao Pedro de Alcantara, and Miradouro de Sao Pedro de Alcantara are some scenic spots that are popular with the locals. At Estuario do Tejo Natural Reserve, take some time to really appreciate nature. With a shopping trip to Armazens do Chiado Mall, Feira da Ladra Flea Market, or Atrium Saldanha, you might find that perfect souvenir. If you're looking for something else to do, head to Portas do Sol Viewpoint, Lisbon Coliseum, and Dolce Vita Shopping Monumental Mall.
A few of the most popular sights in the area include Castle of Sao Jorge, Lisbon Cathedral, and Rossio Square. Figueira Square, Old Church of Our Lady of the Conception, and King Jose I Statue will also leave an impression.
Getting around Baixa
For a quick way to explore the city, catch a ride on metro transit at Baixa-Chiado Station, Rossio Metro Station, or Terreiro do Paco Station. To venture out of town, take a train from Lisbon Rossio Station.
The Lisbon (LIS-Humberto Delgado) airport is 4.1 miles (6.5 km) from Baixa.