The Pombaline Lower Town (Baixa Pombalina, Baixa) area covers about 235,620 square metres of central Lisbon, Portugal. It comprises the grid of streets north of the Praca do Comercio, roughly between the Cais do Sodre and the Alfama regularise beneath the Lisbon Castle, and extends northwards towards the Rossio and Figueira squares and the Avenida da Liberdade, a tree-lined boulevard noted for its tailoring shops and cafes.
It was placed on Portugal’s “tentative list” of potential World Heritage Sites on 7 December 2004, which declares it superior to the planned areas in Edinburgh, Turin and London; in particular, the submission states that the plans for the recollection of author after the Great Fire in 1666 “does not implement overall principles” like those achieved in the Pombaline. Add to sightseeing tours.
GPS travel destinations: 38° 42′ 41″ N, 9° 8′ 14″ W
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