There are a number of top attractions in the Baixa area and it’s neighborhood, that you can’t miss out on while in the city of Lisbon.
This area is in the heart of the city and it’s one of the famous areas in Lisbon. If you are planning to visit the Portuguese capital, then here are the top attractions in this area:
✦ 1. Praca Dom Pedro IV (Rossio Square)
Rossio Square is one of the main squares in the city of Lisbon. 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. The visitors take some moments to appreciate the work that went through while creating this square.
Last but not least, this is one of the great starting points to explore this city.
✦ 2. Praca da Figueira In Baixa Area
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 a central area. It is also on the way to other top attractions in the city.
Just like any other European square, there are a lot of shops, restaurants, and cafes all around the square.
✦ 3. Elevador de Santa Justa
This is an elevator that was originally built to help the working population in this city.
It was meant to enable the workers who lived in the hilly side of the city to be able to access their working place 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 the Baixa Area
Praca de Comercio is also located in the neighboorhood 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 into the city of Lisbon.
✦ 5. Lisbon Cathedral
This ancient cathedral resembles a medieval fortress. It has an interesting history behind it.
✦ 6. Castelo de S Jorge
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 this city.
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. Just ensure that you wear the appropriate walking shoes.
✦ 7. Elevador da Gloria In Baixa area and neighboorhood
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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