"Avenida da Liberdade" Avenida da Liberdade Tip by J_Antunes
Avenida da Liberdade, Lisbon: 18 reviews and 43 photos
Although not in a period of explendor Av. da Liberdade is still one of the main avenues. It started by being in the XVIII century and after the earthquake as the main garden of the city, the place for the elite to come and walk around.
In 1821 the gates were wide open and everybody started using this big green space of the city centre.
From 1879 to 82 the garden the avenue that can be seen today was open in the area of the public garden.
The city hall has some plans to that area but they are still on the drawer. However it's in this avenue that many of the hotels are situated. There are some good stores (including many international brands like Prada), a tourist office in Restauradores, some quiosks open day and night, a great statue of Marques the Pombal at the Rotunda and a memorial to the war heroes of the first world war. The avenue is very noisy and a bit polluted and at night there are some people sleeping around but is still a place to go and in the top 40 most expensive avenues in the world. The Lisbon colliseum is near and it's a place where many concerts are held.
Address: Avenida da Liberdade, 1250-096 Lisboa
Directions: 1.5 km long. Between Restauradores Square & Marquis of Pombal Square
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