AVENIDA DA LIBERDADE
Lisbon's main boulevard
This boulevard, built in the 19th century in the style of the
Champs-Elysees in Paris, is the main avenue of the city.
It runs north for a mile (1.6km) from Restauradores to Marquês de Pombal Square, and is more than 300 feet (90m) wide. Today the avenue still has a certain elegance with fountains and cafe tables shaded by trees, as well as a pavement decorated with abstract patterns.
Some of the original mansions have been preserved, and many are outstanding from an architectural standpoint. In the avenue is also the Monument to the Heroes of the Great War, a tribute to the 50,000 Portuguese soldiers who fought in World War I.
The avenue is also the site of the city's grander hotels, banks, airline offices, and designer shops, including names like Louis Vuitton, D&G, Tods, Burberry, among others.
Get to Avenida da Liberdade using Lisbon's metro or buses for free with the Lisboa Card.
How to Visit
Where: Baixa (Downtown)
How: Metro - Avenida Station
Square - Monumental riverside square.
Municipal Square - Home of the City Hall palace.
Rua Augusta - The city's main shopping street.
Conceição Velha Church - Church that survived the Great Earthquake.
Santa Justa Elevator - An Eiffel Tower-like landmark with views over the city.
Rossio Square - Lisbon's elegant main square.
Figueira Square - Busy square and transporation hub.
São Domingos Church - A church marked by tragedy.
Rua das Portas de Santo Antão - Pedestrian street lined with seafood restaurants.
Rossio Station - A monumental train station.
Restauradores Square - Large busy square.
Marquês de Pombal Square - A roundabout dedicated to one of the city's historical figures.
Edward VII Park - The city's largest park.