Lisbon Baixa

Also referred to as Pombalina Baixa, this elegant district was primarily constructed after 1755 with the intention of rebuilding Lisbon following the devastating earthquake. It is one of the first examples of earthquake-resistant construction. The Baixa area covers more than 230,000 square metres of Central Lisbon, consisting of grid streets north of the Praca do Comercio, between the Cais do Sodre and the Alfama district below the Lisbon Castle. It is bustling with shops, restaurants and cafes, and is notably a popular destination for both locals and tourists.