“Baixa” of Lisbon is a general designation of the lower central part of the city, the area where everybody goes, with a mandatory trip to Belém.
Around it, a few walk able hills are generally included in that broad designation, and all together are the global touristy area of Lisbon, concentrating most of its treasures.
Tourism is now flocking to Lisbon, and in the main touristy areas you may now see three or four visitors for each Portuguese.
At night, locals gather by the river, in the bars and restaurants of Alcântara, or Cais do Sodré, challenging Bairro Alto and Parque das Nações as the capital of nightlife.
Highlights in baixa of Lisbon:
In this page I tried to give you a glimpse of great part of the area, with evidence to its top attractions – Praça do Comércio, Rossio, the avenues linking them, the axle Restauradores-Marquês de Pombal, the cathedral, the hills of Chiado, Carmo and Bairro Alto, the castle and the traditional quarters in its slopes (Alfama, Mouraria and São Vicente), and many other details that will appear as you walk along the area.
To discover the real actual Lisbon you need to enter the city, browsing several areas more distant from the river, with distinctive characteristics but plenty of interesting details, that, for technical reasons I decided to describe in several other sub-pages, so, for the other areas not included here you just have to follow one of the links below.