5 places to understand the history of Lisbon in Lisbon

1) Baixa Pombalina

Downtown Lisbon (Baixa) was completely rebuilt after the 1755 earthquake. The then prime minister, the Marquis of Pombal, redesigned the city to prepare it for the future, with wider avenues, some of which were consigned to pedestrian traffic only.

Baixa Pombalina at night


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