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We chose a newspaper from the rack outside this shop and went inside to pay for it. The interior was so beautiful that I got out my camera and the owner started yelling at us about there being no photos allowed.
The worst thing was...More
First check out this photo essay by Mami Pereira.
Walking by this tiny newspaper-tobacco-postcard shop you would never in a million years expect the jewel box inside, because there are postcard carousals obscuring the entrance, and so you probably would just walk on by....More
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Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
A pending candidate to become a World Heritage Site, Lisbon's downtown (the "Baixa Pombalina", or simply "Baixa") is a perfect example of anti-earthquake construction, having been rebuilt following the 1755 earthquake by the famous Marquês de Pombal (hence its name). Its offer is vast: restaurants and cafes in Rossio and Restauradores, outlets and shops in the Áurea, Augusta, Prata and other famous streets, the
imponent Praça do Comércio and its Arch, the luxury shops along the Avenida da Liberdade, this is the beating heart of the city center. The Baixa also grants easy access to trains leading to Sintra, the trams that go around the Castle hill, old neighborhoods or even take you to Belém, and Lisbon's traditional restaurants and cafes. Considering a visit to the Fashion and Design Museum (free entrance) and don't forget to try the famous liquor, "ginjinha"!