Lisbon Baixa Property for Sale – Breathe in the History!
The city of Lisbon, like all cities, is divided into districts and neighbourhoods. For anyone looking for property for sale in Lisbon, the first place to look is surely Lisbon Baixa. Real estate in Lisbon Baixa has seen a significant increase in the last few years but still represents incredible value for money.
The Baixa district, which means “Lower” in Portuguese, is famous for its wide avenues, monuments and fountains. The district is popular with tourists and locals alike. If we measured the popularity of this district by the offer and consumption of the famous pastel de natas then we rapidly see this is the beating heart of Lisbon.
Historically the Baixa Lisboa neighbourhood, also known as the Pombaline Lower Town, was mainly constructed after the famous Lisbon earthquake of 1755. Indeed the buildings that were constructed after followed a famous model known as the Pombaline Cage, which was essentially a method of construction designed to resist earthquakes.
For the average man in the street, this part of Lisbon represents wonderful buildings with high ceilings, hydraulic flooring and incredible façades. Many of these buildings are adorned with the famous Portuguese tiling, the azulejos, which can represent a uniform colourful design or sometimes portray stories or famous moments in history or religion.