Avenida da Liberdade (Avenue of freedom) is an important street in Lisbon. It connects Praça dos Restauradores with the Marquês de Pombal square.
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.
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.
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 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.
The avenida has large trees, under which it is fine to cooldown- the ponds on both sides of the road also provide cooling down.