Lisbon is the least discovered capital city in Western Europe. With a lot of its old town feel preserved in its historical buildings and its cobbled stone pavements and pedestrianized areas with “calçada polida Portuguesa”, Lisbon is an amazing city to visit. What many people don’t realise is that it has several interesting sites to visit with children too.
The “Pombaline Baixa” is an elegant district, primarily constructed after the 1755 Lisbon earthquake. It takes its name from “Marquês de Pombal”, Prime Minister from 1750-1777m who took the lead in ordering the rebuilding of Lisbon after the 1755 earthquake. The Marquis of Pombal imposed strict conditions on rebuilding the city, and the current grid pattern strongly differs from the organic streetplan that characterised the district before the Earthquake.