Baixa

By Annabel Parsons

The HEART of Lisbon and our (We Love F****** Tourists’s) Neighbourhood. Our downtown location right next to square Praca Da Figueira has Rossio Square, Restauradores Square and Praca do Comercio within a stones throw of our door, as well as the iconic Rua Augusta, Avenida da Liberdade and the Tejo riverfront just steps away. 

Baixa is a magnificent mix of these grand public squares, shops, cafes, restaurants and bars, all designed in the beautiful Pombaline style of architecture. 

RUA AUGUSTA - BAIXA
PRACA DA FIGUEIRA - BAIXA
COMERCIO SQUARE - PRACA DO COMERCIO - TERREIRO DO PACO - 3 NAMES FOR THE SAME SQUARE JUST TO MAKE IT EASY
ROSSIO SQUARE - PRACA DOM PEDRO - 2 NAMES 1 SQUARE
RESTAURADORES SQUARE - THE START OF AVENIDA DA LIBERDADE
AT THE TOP OF AVENIDA DA LIBERDADE (PARQUE EDUARDO) LOOKING DOWN TO BAIXA AND THE TEJO RIVER
TEJO RIVERFRONT - BAIXA
HEAD TO THE RIBEIRA DAS NAUS KIOSK - RIGHT ALONG THE RIVER FROM PRACA DO COMERCIO TO ENJOY A SUNSET BY THE RIVER
RIBEIRA DAS NAUS KIOSK - SUNSET PARTY

EAT

 
 There is only 1 dish on the menu to order at UMA (Rua Dos Sapateiros, 177) and its the Portuguese seafood rice called “Arroz de Marisco”. One pot is enough for 2 – 4 people ! Order some crisp white wine (we suggest “Planalto”) to accompany and some bread to soak up the broth of the seafood rice. 
UMA RESTAURANT - BAIXA
SEAFOOD RICE AT UMA

EAT

 
 For another dose of Portuguese fare head to CASA DO ALENTEJO (Rua das portas de santo antao, 58) if you can find it…The door is big and green. Inside it is a restored palace turned restaurant and event venue. The menu is full of reasonably priced dishes (10 – 12 euros per plate) and the servings are large ! 

 

We go for the “Alentejana”. A traditional dish from Alentejo with pork meat, clams, fried potatoes, paprika, olive oil and coriander. 

CASA DO ALENTEJO RESTAURANT
RESTAURANT ROOM - CASA DO ALENTEJO
RESTAURANT ROOM - CASA DO ALENTEJO
EVENT ROOM - CASA DO ALENTEJO