Magnificent landscapes, the Tagus, stories to discover, good gastronomy, kind and hospitable people, as well as the typical simplicity of the Portuguese people, are some reasons because visitors choose Portugal to spend holiday.
One of the beauties of Lisbon is the Baixa Pombalina. There, you must visit the cultural offer, bars, restaurants, modern shops and the monuments and national patrimony.
We have selected some places that you cannot miss in Baixa Pombalina:
Santa Justa Lift
This lift connects the Ouro Street with the Largo do Carmo since more than 100 years. This neo-Gothic tower was built by Raoul Mesnier du Ponsard, an engineer disciple of Gustave Eiffel, who created the Parisian Eiffel Tower. You can use the lift with 45 meters high and, when you arrive to the top, enjoy the magnificent views of the city.
The Queen Maria II National Theatre
The most important theatre of the capital was built in the 19th century with neo-classical style. It is the main place in Lisbon where plays and cultural events are celebrated. During the day is open to visit and discover its secrets because there are guided tours to the back stages and corridors. Take note: look the details of the facade; can you see the statue of the famous Portuguese poet Gil Vicente?
Praça do Comerc¡o
Take a look to the details of the estuary of Tagus River and the Baixa Pombalina from another angle. In the Praça do Comércio, also known as Terreiro do Paço, you can see the statue of Don José.
King Pedro IV Square
Known as the Rossio, the square gives its name to the king which statue is located in the centre of the square. Cool off with one of the two fountains that compound the space! Here you can also visit the Queen Maria II National Theatre.
Augusta Street and its arch
The Augusta Street is one of the main zones of Baixa Pombalina, with street performances and old shops. In the end of this cobbled street you can see the Arch of Augusta Street, designed during the rebuilt of the city after the earthquake in 1755. You can visit this arch which has amazing views of the Tagus and the Praça do Comércio. Delight yourself with the sculptures on top, where you can see represented historical Portuguese characters like Vasco da Gama or Marquês de Pombal.