The Baixa district is the heart of Lisbon and comprises of magnificent plazas, grand avenues and boutique shopping boulevards. The district is popular with tourists, as contained within Baixa are many of Lisbon’s major tourist attractions, along with a huge variety of restaurants and many excellent hotels. Baixa has a lively and vibrant atmosphere, and is where most tourists should start their tour of Lisbon.
The avenues and plazas are crowded with Portuguese shoppers and tourists, and there is a real prosperous buzz about the district. There is a lot to see and do in Baixa, but often the main attraction is just to wander around the impressive avenues and plazas, and embrace the relaxed café culture of Portugal.