Avenida da Liberdade (Liberty Avenue), Lisbon

Avenida da Liberdade (Liberty Avenue), Lisbon

Once home to statesmen and public figures, this spacious, tree-lined pedestrian walkway leading to the squares at the heart of Lisbon has beautiful paving, designer shops, and trendy bars either side, but also small kiosks where you can get coffee/drinks/snacks and rest for a while. Between the luxurious and exclusive decadence, there are fine examples of classical 19th-century architecture and the two central plazas contain charming water features and grand statues.

Right at the beginning of the Avenida, you'll find two marble ponds, one on either side of the main way; further up there are, similarly, two fine cascades encircled by luxuriant vegetation, the waters of which come from two figures representing the rivers Douro and Tagus, while the garden plots that follow on are closed by four marble statues representing Europe, Africa, Asia and Oceania. The avenue houses two theatres, four cinemas and several cafés and confectioners; it also contains some palatial residences. During the summer months, some of the cafés spread their service up into the profusely-lit central garden-plots; this open-air service, with the music added to it, enlivens the whole atmosphere in the evenings.

The avenue's upper end (Lisbon's most expensive real estate) houses many of the city's designer shops, the likes of Armani and Louis Vuitton, and ends in a swirl of traffic at the landmark roundabout of Praça Marquês de Pombal, also known as Rotunda, right next to the city's principal park, Parque Eduardo VII, best known for its views and immense hothouses.

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Avenida da Liberdade (Liberty Avenue) on Map

Sight Name: Avenida da Liberdade (Liberty Avenue)
Sight Location: Lisbon, Portugal (See walking tours in Lisbon)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Lisbon, Portugal

Create Your Own Walk in Lisbon

Create Your Own Walk in Lisbon

Creating your own self-guided walk in Lisbon is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Sao Jorge Castle to Lisbon Cathedral Walking Tour

Sao Jorge Castle to Lisbon Cathedral Walking Tour

This self-guided walk takes you from the breathtaking Sao Jorge historic castle to the city's oldest church, the Lisbon Cathedral, while taking in the picturesque Alfama district – where it is said Fado originated – along the way. Included also are several unique museums, as well as two viewpoints from where you can look out over Alfama and the Tagus River. A classic Lisbon walk!

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.1 Km or 0.7 Miles
Alfama Walking Tour

Alfama Walking Tour

Alfama is the oldest district in Lisbon, whose name derives from the Arabic "Al-hamma" and means "hot fountains" or "baths". The district is a home to numerous historic attractions, including a former royal residence – the medieval São Jorge Castle, as well as numerous churches, of which the most prominent is Lisbon's Cathedral, oldest in the city, and the...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 Km or 1.9 Miles
Belem Walking Tour

Belem Walking Tour

Also known as Santa Maria de Belem, this district not far from the city center lines the Tagus River and is the original location of Lisbon's port – the epicenter to India, Brazil, Africa and the rest of today's known world. Beautifully aged, Belem is a masterpiece of architectural marvels and art at every corner. Notable among its historic and cultural landmarks are the Belem Tower,...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 Km or 1.9 Miles
Amoreiras Walking Tour

Amoreiras Walking Tour

Due to its excellent central location in one of Lisbon's most vibrant neighborhoods, Amoreiras marks one of the Portuguese capital's entrances as well as being one of its most sophisticated areas. This is where you'll find the emblematic Amoreiras Shopping Center with its eye-catching postmodern towers, housing international chains and a good food court. Take our self-guided tour to...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 Km or 1.6 Miles
Souvenir Shopping Tour

Souvenir Shopping Tour

It would be a pity to leave Lisbon without having explored its specialty shops and bringing home something truly original. We've compiled a list of gifts and souvenirs, which are unique to Lisbon, that a visitor might like to purchase to reflect their visit. Take this tour to explore Alfama and Baixa districts souvenir shops.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.9 Km or 1.2 Miles
Lisbon Introduction Walking Tour

Lisbon Introduction Walking Tour

Legend goes that Lisbon's name has derived either from Allis Ubbo, meaning "safe harbor" in Phoenician, or from the pre-Roman name of the River Tagus, Lisso. Nestled at Europe's western edge and featuring numerous architectural styles, it ranks as the world's 10th oldest city and traces its roots back to the Phoenician Civilization, who settled it approximately three...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.3 Km or 2.1 Miles

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