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Rossio
Rossio is one of the most beautiful and liveliest squares in the city. People stop here to sit and relax, or for a drink at the several atmospheric cafes with outdoor sitting (the most popular is the art deco Café Nicola on the western side).
Rossio Square
Praca do Comercio also known as Terreiro do Paco ( Palace Territory) is clearly a reference to the Palace that was located here for 400 years, until the 1755 earthquake that almost completely destroyed it. The spacious arcaded buildings of old Palace located around three sides of the square are now occupied by the government administrative offices and some restaurants. Praca do Comercio is very impressive mainly because of the huge amount of space it occupies . In the middle of the square stands a statue of King Joseph I on the horse made by Joaquim Machado de Castro in 1774. On the north side of the square you will see a triumphal arch that leads to Rua Augusta and one of the city’s legendary cafes, Café Martinho da Arcada (Lisbon’s oldest café). Since August 2013 , the top of the Arch is open for tourists. It offers a very beautiful view of the Rua Augusta, St George’s Castle , the River Tagus and of course Comércio Square .
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Rossio Square: one of main squares in Lisbon
Rossio Square

Praça do Comércio is not only a popular spot among Portugueses and tourists, but it is also a historical place where many tragic events took place. Here, King Carlos I and his son Luis where shot and the event ended era of monarchy in Portugal.

It was also the heart of old Lisbon and main martime entrance to the city. Later, in the days of the Salazar’s dictatorship , the area was used as a car park and a busy street that runs along the waterfront and spoils the view of the river. Today , restored square regained its splendor and became popular place of concerts and festivals .


Metro: Rossio
Bus: 711, 714, 732, 736, 737, 759, 760
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