Neighbourhood of Baixa
Baixa means Downtown. The centre of the old city of Lisbon, where you will find so much to see. For example, the Church of the Corpo Santo and the beautiful neoclassic building of Lisbon City Hall.
The central and pedestrian street, Rua Augusta, connects with Praça do Comércio, the bustling main square by the river where the Royal Palace once stood. Walking towards the river we can truly appreciate the geometrical, checkerboard form urban planning that inspired the reconstruction of Baixa after the 1755 earthquake, led by then Prime Minister Marquis of Pombal. This area is a commercial area frequented by tourists and locals alike. Upon the hill, you will see the castle of S. Jorge and the neighbourhood of Alfama. On the west side of the square, we will see the main Welcome Tourist Center of Lisbon that offers tourist information, cafeteria, wi-fi and shops.
Walking towards the Rossio we will see the church Nossa Senhora da Conceição, a Manueline-style (as in King Manuel I's reign) building. Then we arrive at Rossio, the popular name given to Praça D. Pedro IV, and the Praça da Figueira. This is the genuine centre of Lisbon, the main hub of people, traders and tourists alike, the true heart of the city. At its northern end stands the National Theater of Dona Maria II, offering a great theatre repertoire. Every Saturday morning there is a flower market in the square.