Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco)

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Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco)

Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco)
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One of the biggest squares in Europe, this stylish area in downtown Lisbon often displays beautiful works of art and sculpture, and is a great place for a leisurely stroll.
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The area
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Neighbourhood: Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
A pending candidate to become a World Heritage Site, Lisbon's downtown (the "Baixa Pombalina", or simply "Baixa") is a perfect example of anti-earthquake construction, having been rebuilt following the 1755 earthquake by the famous Marquês de Pombal (hence its name). Its offer is vast: restaurants and cafes in Rossio and Restauradores, outlets and shops in the Áurea, Augusta, Prata and other famous streets, the imponent Praça do Comércio and its Arch, the luxury shops along the Avenida da Liberdade, this is the beating heart of the city center. The Baixa also grants easy access to trains leading to Sintra, the trams that go around the Castle hill, old neighborhoods or even take you to Belém, and Lisbon's traditional restaurants and cafes. Considering a visit to the Fashion and Design Museum (free entrance) and don't forget to try the famous liquor, "ginjinha"!
How to get there
  • Terreiro do Paço • 2 min walk
  • Baixa/Chiado • 7 min walk
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Martin H
Hong Kong, China512 contributions
Jun 2022
The view looking back inland at the Augusta Triumphal Arch is a good photo opportunity and you can walk through the arch into the Baixa neighbourhood.
Written 23 June 2022
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Linda C
Reading, UK14 contributions
Jun 2022
Wasn't sure about about having a drink or a meal here, as assumed it would be pricey. Very happy to say it was similar prices to most other areas of Lisbon
Written 23 June 2022
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Charmaine J
Falkirk, UK45 contributions
Jun 2022
This is a great area to visit, great view of the river, huge selection of eating places, music playing - its just a must to visit and a great place to take pictures.
Written 15 June 2022
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Tigertribal
Craigavon, UK984 contributions
Jun 2022
Bronze equestrian statue representing King John I.

Centrally located spot for shopping & food.

Board Tram #15 to Belém from here.
Written 14 June 2022
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RandyRoss
Ridgetown, Canada9,018 contributions
May 2022
In many ways, this square is the centre of Lisbon. Originally, Portugal's most important palace, the Paco da Ribeira, was located here until it was destroyed in the earthquake and tsunami of 1755. The plaza is surrounded on three sides by yellow Pombaline styed buildings and the Tagus River on the other. The north entrance is graced by the magnificent Rua Augusta Arch and the centre of the square is dominated by the statue of King Joseph I.
This is definitely a must-do stop in Lisbon.
Written 10 June 2022
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PennyW
Chester, UK4,630 contributions
May 2022
We were staying on the Praca so were there every day and ate at restaurants there. A real asset to the city.
Written 10 June 2022
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jbushman2017
Nipomo, CA454 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
This arch is impressive but you want to visit here because the arch divides a large commercial square at the waters edge, from a long pedestrian street that splits the downtown area and is very popular with locals and tourists.
Written 9 June 2022
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DisneyDarwin
Spring, TX1,104 contributions
May 2022
Everyone goes here. EVERYONE! But, it's grand and worth it with statues and the great arch, rebuilt after the deadly fire. Also, the square is lined with restaurants and bars and the Lisboa Story and the Museum de Cerveza.
Written 4 June 2022
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nayeemsait
Mumbai, India41 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
The heritage of this place is beyond words , the people are friendly the stay and food is compare to other European countries is cheaper.
Written 2 June 2022
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ayalasibanda
Greater London, UK325 contributions
May 2022 • Family
Lovely pedestrian area, beautiful scenery and surroundings. It was such a hot day, the kids cooled by dipping their feet in the sea where there's a small sandy beach area.
Written 26 May 2022
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