Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Shopping in Lisbon: Baixa (Downtown)

Baixa, also known as Baixa Pombalina is a very elegant part of the city of Lisbon built after the earthquake of 1755. It's named after the man leading the rebuilt of Lisbon after the earthquake, Marquess of Pombal. It's the first example of earthquake resistant construction.
Now you can find traditional shops, there's no better experience to find this unique shops, places that preserve the elements of Pombaline architecture. The streets are named according to the shopkeepers and craftsman that trade in the area.







Side by side with this shops you find fashionable XXI century stores, with the latest trends.
In the most beautiful street of Baixa is the Rua Augusta with an triumphal arch that opens to Praça do Comércio. The triumphal arch has a beautiful clock with filigree stone reliefs. A pedestrian street with  with mosaic pavements (calçada Portuguesa), street cafes, street artist and international shops, like:

CAMPER - Rua de Santa Justa, 85, Baixa 
CARHARTT - Rua Áurea, 224, Baixa FRED PERRY - Rua do Ouro, 234 H&M - Rua Augusta 139-141, Baixa 
MANGO - Rua Augusta, 43-51, Baixa
MERRELL - Rua do Ouro, 277, Baixa ZARA - Rua Augusta 71-81; Rua Augusta 157-171, Baixa







The best way to get there: Metro - Rossio Station or Baixa-Chiado

Whether looking for a more traditional adventure, finding traditional shops and feeling like you are in the 1950s, or shopping for international brands, in Baixa can find anything you want, and you get to see the best that Lisbon as to offer in architecture and maintaining the history of this beautiful country alive.
I feel like there's more to talk about but it's kind of hard to describe this beautiful district. Any questions feel free to ask, I'll help you.

xoxo, A


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