Avenida da Liberdade

Liberty Avenue is one of the main avenues of the city of Lisbon in Portugal, which connects the square to Restauradores Square Marquis of Pombal. With about 90 m wide and 1100 m long, it has a number of tracks and wide sidewalks decorated with gardens and Portuguese sidewalk. The Avenida da Liberdade and Restauradores Square have their origin in the boulevard called Public Garden, started in 1764, and created by the architect Reinaldo Manuel. Initially walled, the slope has undergone major changes in the 1830s and 1840s by architect Malaquias Ferreira Leal, who introduced a new arrangement of gardens and fountains, with waterfalls and allegorical statues representing the Tagus and the Douro River. After much controversy, the avenue was built between 1879 and 1886, the image of the boulevards of Paris. Its creation was a milestone in the expansion of the city to the north, and quickly became a reference for the upper classes around locate their residences.


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