Avenida da Liberdade – avenue of freedom

Avenida da Liberdade (Avenue of freedom) is an important street in Lisbon. It connects Praça dos Restauradores with the Marquês de Pombal square.

Avenida Liberdade with trees

The Avenida is a posh shopping street with shops such as Prada, Armani, Louis Vuitton, Dolce & Gabbana and many more luxury boutiques. There are also lots of hotels on Avenida da Liberdade, especially the ore luxurious 4 and 5 star hotels. At the end of the avenue at the northwestern side (just beyond Marquês de Pombal), you’ll find Parque Eduardo VII, a very nice and spacious park.

Moving past

Translated the name means Avenue of freedom. But in the past, this avenue was not accessible to everyone. After the earthquake of 1755, a pedestrian promenade was laid out, decorated with fountains and statues.

Avenida Liberdade fountain

You can still walk past these gorgeously designed pieces. The trees surrounding the avenue will provide you with some welcome shade during the hot days of summer.

It was called Passeio Público in the past, public promenade. However, the promenade was only accessible to aristocrats with prestige. A high wall ensured that ordinary people could not get on the promenade. With the demolition of the wall, the avenue was aptly renamed Avenida da Liberdade.

Mozaïke op de straat

Avenida Liberdade street
Avenida da Liverdade has beautiful calçada lying on the street with different patterns. Do not forget to look down!

Fountains and terrace

Even though you do not think quickly about a busy road which is also a shopping street, but you can also can cooldown here in the summer on a terraces.

Avenida Liberdade pond
The avenida has large trees, under which it is fine to cooldown- the ponds on both sides of the road also provide cooling down.

Where to find Avenida da Liberdade

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