View image of Edging east you reach gridlike Baixa, MarquÃªs de Pombalâs 18th-century, post-earthquake brainchild. PraÃ§a do ComÃ©rcio evokes the heyday of Portuguese royalty with its grand arcades, pictured here, while pedestrianized Rua Augusta throngs with buskers and shoppers. Moving north, Rossio is all theatrical plazas and microscopic ginjinha (cherry brandy) bars. (Jean-Pierre Lescourret/LPI) (Credit: Jean-Pierre Lescourret/LPI)
Moorish ramparts, throbbing nightlife and crystalline high-rises – Lisbon packs in a different personality for each of its seven hills, flatly refusing to dance to a globalised tune.