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Book a hotel near Baixa and you’ll find yourself in a sophisticated district of downtown Lisbon with exquisite squares, pedestrianized cobblestone streets and avenues lined with elegant shops, cafés and theatres.
Baixa is one of the most popular summer tourist spots in the Algarve, mainly due to the historic town centre and Tavira Island- a long offshore beach.
Things to Do in Baixa
Hop on the Elevador de Santa Justa or Carmo lift. This is an iron elevator embellished in the Neo-Gothic style, built in 1902 to transport people between the downtown Baixa district and the Bairro Alto and Chiado districts. It is 45-metres high and leads to a terrace providing stunning views over the city.
Discover Lisbon’s main square, the Rossio or Dom Pedro IV Square. This is a lively space with beautifully designed mosaic pavements, the Dona Maria II Theatre, a few classic cafés, restaurants with outdoor seating and the majestic Rossio Train Station. Close to Rossio is one of the city's main pedestrian streets, Rua das Portas de Santo Antão, where you will find Lisbon's biggest Broadway-style musical theatre (Teatro Politeama) and Casa do Alentejo, a building from the 1800's with a beautiful Moorish courtyard at the entrance.
Don’t miss Praça do Comércio or Terreiro do Paço, Lisbon's biggest square. It faces the river and has an impressive monument built to commemorate King José I. It is surrounded by building arcades, which hold government offices, historic cafés and restaurants with tables outside.
Explore the Museum Lisbon Story Centre. This Museum tells the story of Lisbon through models and multimedia displays. It is organized chronologically and accompanied by a multilingual audio guide, artefacts date back to the first settlers, running through the Age of Discovery and the Great Earthquake to the modern city designed by Marquês de Pombal. There's also a gift shop where you can buy souvenirs.
Admire Rua Augusta Arch, designed as a gateway to the city, specifically to Rua Augusta. A beautiful grand clock face can be seen on the side of the arch facing Rua Augusta. Restored in 2013, the arch has an elevator, which takes you to a stunning viewpoint.
Taste the traditional Portuguese dishes served in one of the many bars, cafés and restaurants located around Rossio square or Praça do Comércio. Be sure to pay a visit to Café Nicola where you’ll find one of the best (and strongest) coffees in Portugal.
Shop in Rua Augusta and Avenida da Liberdade, where Portuguese and international brands mix with vintage shops.