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Lisbon's main boulevard where all the top shops are located and you can easily get anywhere in the historic center. Bairro Alto is just 2 minutes away with the Elevador da Glória. Baixa, Alfama and Chiado are within walking distance.
Its scenic qualities, hotels, shops, theatres and architecture turn it into an important tourist attraction of the city.
With its origins in a public park (Passeio Público) inaugurated in the area in 1764, created by Pombaline architect Reinaldo Manuel.
The avenue was built between 1879 and 1886, modelled after the boulevards of Paris. Its creation was a landmark in the Northwards expansion of the city, and it quickly became a preferred address for the upper class. Nowadays it boasts several interesting buildings that reflect Portuguese architecture from the late 19th through the early 21st centuries.
Its pedestrian sidewalks and roundabouts, paved with the traditional Portuguese pavement, are decorated with many monuments and statues that pay hommage to important personalities like Almeida Garrett, Alexandre Herculano and others. The large monument to the fallen in World War I, inaugurated in 1931, is the work of Rebelo de Andrade and Maximiano Alves.