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Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco)

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Address: Avenida Infante Dom Henrique, Lisbon 1100-053, Portugal
Activities: Walking
Description: One of the biggest squares in Europe, this stylish area in downtown Lisbon...
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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Beautiful square

Large square overlooking the estuary (the mouth) of Tagus into the Atlantic. Beautiful buildings all around, one of the main commercial streets ending there, and most importantly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Large square overlooking the estuary (the mouth) of Tagus into the Atlantic. Beautiful buildings all around, one of the main commercial streets ending there, and most importantly the Beer Museum. Go to the Beer Museum not just for the Museum but for the bar, the restaurant (in the same area), and the excellent drinks (not just the beer)!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Great place for strolling, shopping and looking at architecture. Close to the waterfront, the view is great and there is always something happening along the pedestrian walkway. There are restaurants galore, some touristy and some not. It does tend to get crowed when cruise ships are in town, but otherwise, it is worth taking some time and soaking in the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

This is a lovely place to just take a romantic walk. There is easy access to the water, so one can just sit and view the river for a while if you need a rest. It is a good place to enjoy a cold drink or an ice cream, and relax. Also good for people-watching, and pet-watching. I enjoyed walking... More 

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Montijo, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

This was once the door of the city of Lisbon for those who came by the river. It is an open square to the riverside where you may spend a few moments living the Tagus river, admiring and taking photos of the view to the 25th April Bridge and Cristo-Rei. It is beautiful specially at sunset. And it's fun to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This is the meeting point for most tourist buses and trams etc. There is a large square overlooking the riverfront and there are beautiful buildings with white arched corridors to shield from the sun. Lovely place for a photograph.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

This place is awesome! In scale, location and ambience. The spring weather added to the enjoyment of strolling on the vast square and watching several street performers in action. The breeze from the sea under a bright sun was too good to be missed. One can spend hours there just lazing around. A great way to unwind.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Nice square with some cafés and restaurants. Very big so not very cosy. No traffic allowed. Awalk across the square to the river is recommended.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

the atmosphere is very nice, the building is well manteined and you are very near the Tajo river, very nice place to stop and have lunch in one of the restorants located there.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Nothing special to mention about this place. It is clear that it's history is more interesting than its present. However, a must see point when in Lisbon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

A beautiful square with nice (but expensive) restaurants. The museum of beer has very good codfish-cakes filled with Portuguese cheese. Mmmm. Funny is the public toilet on the square which you can find as 'the most sexy toilet in the world'. They ask an admittance of one Euro, but it's worth it...

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