Avenida da Liberdade
Avenida da Liberdade
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  • Avenida • 1 min walk
  • Marquês de Pombal • 8 min walk
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  • Thomas V
    Oakland, California17,090 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Take a Downhill Stroll
    This is the grand Avenue in the city, laid out after the 1755 earthquake, now lined with buildings from the 19th and 20th Centuries, including lots of large hotels. Trees in the center provide nice shade on hot days. Kiosk cafes in the center, good place for a cold drink. Start at the top of the hill at Marques de Pombal circle and walk downhill.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 7 May 2023
  • Thomas V
    Oakland, California17,090 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Broad Avenue with Pedestrian Center
    This is the grand boulevard of Lisbon, carved out after the 18th Century earthquake. It leads from Baixa Chiado to the traffic circle at Marques do Pombal. We walked it several times, tree-lined, broad with a pedestrian lane in the middle. Lots of traffic but you can avoid it all. Big hotels, cafes in the middle of the avenue, fountains and statues. Some high end shopping. This is the city at its best. Walk downhill.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 23 November 2023
  • James S
    Toronto, Canada625 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    An Elegant Stroll Through History
    Avenida da Liberdade is a major north south thoroughfare in central Lisbon. As its northern end at the Marquis of Pombal Square was a short walk from our hotel it became our normal route to and from the downtown area and the various tourist attractions there. The total length of the Avenue is only 1,100 metres, although it seems longer, making it an easy stroll from one end to another. The southern terminus is Restauradores Square. Heading south towards the river it was a slight downhill slope and a slight uphill on the return journeys. On those occasions when we didn’t want to walk, usually on the uphill legs the Blue Line of the Metro (Subway) system runs underneath the length of the avenue with three stops Restauradores at the southern end, Avenida at about the mid point and Marquis of Pombal at the northern, This last stop also connects with the Yellow Line. The street was built between 1879 and 1886 as part of the expansion of the city northward. Plans to extend it into the Parque Eduardo VII were abandoned in the 1960’s. Avenida da Liberdade is a wide, 90 metres, tree lined boulevard that according to a couple of our tour guides was modeled after the boulevards of Paris especially the Champs-Élysées. To us it reminded us of the Rambla in Barcelona, although a bit more elegant and less crowded. Several small café kiosks are located amongst the trees and gardens that line the boulevard and usually full of locals taking a break in their day. Numerous statues of noted Portuguese and other composers and writes and monuments line the street as well as monuments including the massive Monumento aos Mortos da Grande Guerra.( Monument to the Dead of the Great War) which commemorates the 50,000 dead Portugal suffered during the First World War. Its central location and overall appearance has meant that Avenida da Liberdade has always been one of the most desirable and therefore expensive addresses in Lisbon. Various luxury hotels and stores including many high end brand names now occupy the buildings on either side. Some in carefully restored buildings, others in new constructions that somehow blend in. Several Embassies and consulates are also located here. What started as just a quick and easy way to get to several attractions, after a few trips became an enjoyable stroll in and of itself.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 12 December 2023
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Lilac G
Athens,Greece115 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Solo
It is fascinating, modern, huge, impressive. Very different from other parts of Lisbon, full of life and brand stores. Don't miss a visit there day or night.
Written 7 January 2024
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James S
Toronto, Canada625 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Avenida da Liberdade is a major north south thoroughfare in central Lisbon. As its northern end at the Marquis of Pombal Square was a short walk from our hotel it became our normal route to and from the downtown area and the various tourist attractions there. The total length of the Avenue is only 1,100 metres, although it seems longer, making it an easy stroll from one end to another. The southern terminus is Restauradores Square.

Heading south towards the river it was a slight downhill slope and a slight uphill on the return journeys. On those occasions when we didn’t want to walk, usually on the uphill legs the Blue Line of the Metro (Subway) system runs underneath the length of the avenue with three stops Restauradores at the southern end, Avenida at about the mid point and Marquis of Pombal at the northern, This last stop also connects with the Yellow Line.

The street was built between 1879 and 1886 as part of the expansion of the city northward. Plans to extend it into the Parque Eduardo VII were abandoned in the 1960’s.

Avenida da Liberdade is a wide, 90 metres, tree lined boulevard that according to a couple of our tour guides was modeled after the boulevards of Paris especially the Champs-Élysées. To us it reminded us of the Rambla in Barcelona, although a bit more elegant and less crowded. Several small café kiosks are located amongst the trees and gardens that line the boulevard and usually full of locals taking a break in their day.

Numerous statues of noted Portuguese and other composers and writes and monuments line the street as well as monuments including the massive Monumento aos Mortos da Grande Guerra.( Monument to the Dead of the Great War) which commemorates the 50,000 dead Portugal suffered during the First World War.

Its central location and overall appearance has meant that Avenida da Liberdade has always been one of the most desirable and therefore expensive addresses in Lisbon. Various luxury hotels and stores including many high end brand names now occupy the buildings on either side. Some in carefully restored buildings, others in new constructions that somehow blend in. Several Embassies and consulates are also located here.

What started as just a quick and easy way to get to several attractions, after a few trips became an enjoyable stroll in and of itself.
Written 12 December 2023
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA17,090 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
This is the grand boulevard of Lisbon, carved out after the 18th Century earthquake. It leads from Baixa Chiado to the traffic circle at Marques do Pombal. We walked it several times, tree-lined, broad with a pedestrian lane in the middle. Lots of traffic but you can avoid it all. Big hotels, cafes in the middle of the avenue, fountains and statues. Some high end shopping. This is the city at its best. Walk downhill.
Written 24 November 2023
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Heli P
Helsinki, Finland6,406 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
All the high end international fashion brands are gathered along the wide boulevard descending from Marques Pombal to Rossio Square. It is a leisurely stroll window shopping especially in the dark.
Written 8 November 2023
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David N
Brisbane, Australia1,706 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
This large avenue has so much amazing history with wonderful monuments and architecture set amongst the beautiful trees. There are also plenty of high end, shops bars and restaurants along both sides of the avenue. A must see and visit
Written 13 October 2023
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Andrea S
Madison, WI231 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Solo
This is a great place to go for a stroll and a central spot to branch of and explore other parts of Lisbon. I was lucky enough to be there on Portugal’s Independence Day in April and watching groups march down the avenue chanting and waving flags is an experience I will never forget.
Written 8 August 2023
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IAN D
Wigan, UK19,710 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
This is a long tree lined avenue between Rossio square and Marquis de Pombal statue. The home to designer shops and luxury hotels.
Written 30 June 2023
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hammerithome
Cawthorne, UK53 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
Yes: absolutely I would go again. Lively tourist street near to the Santa Justa lift and viewpoint of the city. Some buskers to watch, orange trees bearing fruit, lovely smelling jacaranda trees. A beautiful city to explore.
If you're fit & able: take an electric scooter: it helps to cover some distance between sights & see more.
Written 29 May 2023
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jeff1955malaysia
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia5,283 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
This is like the streets in paris. All the top branded names are located here. You find cafes and bars and trees all lined along the street.
Written 27 May 2023
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA17,090 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
This is the grand Avenue in the city, laid out after the 1755 earthquake, now lined with buildings from the 19th and 20th Centuries, including lots of large hotels. Trees in the center provide nice shade on hot days. Kiosk cafes in the center, good place for a cold drink. Start at the top of the hill at Marques de Pombal circle and walk downhill.
Written 7 May 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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