Rua da Liberdade was an important street in the Carnation Revolution, 25 April, 1975. Many of the old buildings, which had stood since the fifteenth century had to be extensively repaired. It has wide pavements where you can see bars and cafes with white tables and umbrellas, and comfortable wooden benches where you can sit. There's a variety of businesses here, including a huge pharmacy with decorative tiles, a branch of Banco Popular, shops, hairdressers, etc. The street runs all the way to the Praca Republica square.