Getting lost in the labyrinth of streets of Lisbon’s oldest quarter is an adventure for the senses. This neighborhood came out more intact than any other area in Lisbon after the great earthquake of 1755, and because of this it is considered the most picturesque and authentic part of the city. Most of the buildings here date from pre-earthquake times, and the locals who inhabit them have been here their entire lives. You’ll feel a real sense of community here, one that must be experienced if you are looking to understand the soul of Lisbon. The buildings are rustic and the narrow alleyways are filled with smells of family restaurants, the sounds of native Fado music, and rickety trolley cars rambling through the zigzag of streets.
This elevator, located in the Baixa district, has become a recent attraction as the only vertical... Read more