The Top Attractions in Baixa District, Lisbon

There are a number of top attractions in the Baixa District that you can’t miss out on while in Lisbon.

This is one of the famous areas of Lisbon. The following is the list of the top attractions to visit while in this city.

✦ 1. Praca Dom Pedro IV (Rossio Square)

 Praca Dom Pedro IV (Rossio Square)

Rossio Square is one of the main squares in the city of Lisbon. And it is like many of the European public squares.

The square features at the center a statue that honors King Pedro the IV. There are also a couple of fountains.

This square is adorned with some nice buildings that have numerous shops, cafes, restaurants, and street entertainers. The tiled floor at Rossio Square alone is worth a visit.

Last but not least, this is one of the great starting points to explore this city.

✦ 2. Praca da Figueira In Baixa District, Lisbon

This is another public square in the city of Lisbon but it’s not as large as Rossio Square.

One thing about Praca da Figueira is that you can’t miss it out while in this city. This is because the square is situated in the heart of the city. It is also on the way to other top attractions.

✦ 3. Elevador de Santa Justa

Elevador de Santa Justa in Baixa Area Lisbon

This is an elevator that was originally built to help the working population in this city.

It enabled the workers who lived on the hilly side of the city to be able to access their working places in the downtown of Lisbon.

You can choose to take the Elevador De Santa Justa or use the stairs to get to the top, and then to take in the nice panoramic views of the city.

✦ 4. Praca de Comercio (Terreiro do Paco) in Baixa District

Praca de Comercio (Terreiro do Paco) in the Baixa Area

Praca de Comercio is also located in the neighborhood of Baixa, Rossio and near the Tagus River.

This is the biggest square and one of the main top attractions in the Baixa area and of the city of Lisbon.

The square is surrounded by some interesting buildings. One of these is the Arch of Rua Augustus which has stunning architecture. And in the middle, there is a statue. From this huge historical square, there are great views and a gentle breeze from the river Tagus.

This is a good place to get public transport to other parts of the city. Lastly, while here don’t forget to see the Cais das Colunas which used to be the noble entrance to the city.

Cais das Colunas
Cais das Colunas

✦ 5. Lisbon Cathedral

Lisbon Cathedral in Lisbon

This ancient cathedral resembles a medieval fortress. It has an interesting history behind it.

✦ 6. Castelo de S Jorge

Castelo de S Jorge in Lisbon

Not only the tram ride up the hill is a great experience but also walking up the narrow streets. You will enjoy the views along the way and then the views from the Castelo de S Jorge won’t disappoint.

This place is a top gem of Lisbon. It is a great place to see across the city and spot all the places and attractions that you have been to during your visit to Lisbon.

Castelo de s jorge in Baixa area in Lisbon

There is also nice scenery surrounding the castle and there is a lot to explore inside the castle. The icing on the cake is the peacocks roaming around.

✦ 7. Elevador da Gloria In Baixa District Lisbon

Lisbon

This is a funicular type of a tram that you can’t miss out while in Lisbon. It goes up the steep hill to the top because this is a hilly city. It is a short ride between walls full of graffitis.


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