The Baixa district is the heart of Lisbon and was completely rebuilt after the devastating 1755 earthquake. The district comprises of magnificent plazas, which are connected by straight avenues lined with grand 18th-century architecture. The area has many of Lisbon’s most important tourist attractions.
We’ve designed a straightforward run stretching from the banks of the River Tagus up to the Avenida da Liberdade, which is positioned between the two hills of the Alfama and Chiado districts, and up to Eduardo VII Park and its central walk. It is about 3.6 km one way (2.25 miles) one way, or 4.5 miles round-trip. Be sure to enjoy the great view from the top of the Arco da Rua Augusta. This magnificent arch connects the Rua Augusta Street with the Praça do Comércio. We’ve included a link to a brief guide to the area. One can run one way and take the metro back, which runs along Liberdade.
There are lots of potential variations to this route: choose a different street to run through Baixa. For a nice add-on, continue east into the hilly Alfama district, which has narrow, fun streets for running, to hilltops with great views.
Add-Ons: Alfama district, just east, or Chiado district, just west, are all part of the “Bairro Alto”. Or, from Eduardo VII Park, continue along the “Green Corridor” to Monsanto Park.Guide to Area