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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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Used to be a car park

Nice and large. The sea to the front, the arch to the rear. A huge statue of the king. No crown, looking away from the town, escaping the earthquake perhaps as snakes come above... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Nice and large. The sea to the front, the arch to the rear. A huge statue of the king. No crown, looking away from the town, escaping the earthquake perhaps as snakes come above the ground when a quake is about to happen, and the horse has snakes underfoot which may keep away the pidgeons.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

It is an attractive square with a few street performers and restaurants around but there is not a lot to do or see. Be warned, if you are a young male be prepared to be offered a lot of drugs. It's no exaggeration to say that I was approached at least 10 times a day and they just target any... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This is the heart of Lisbon and one should spend at least part of a day strolling the area, stopping at one of the many cafe's, and watching the people. The arch, the statue, and the open square are seen as you walk the pedestrian street down to the river. This is the essence of Lisbon. Talk a few hours... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This place used to be the official "entry" of Lisbon. Where the boats arrived, where people moved around and goods were traded. Now renewed, it's one of the most beautiful places in town, with several (great) restaurants, discotecs, flower shops, museums, etc. The view is magnificent: river Tejo and seagulls all around. Sometimes there is also live music and other... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

Very nice square next to the river. We stopped here to have a drink and it was very nice. Big statue in the middle.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

Great square right on the water - great restaurants all around, but would highly suggest grabbing a beer at the Beer Museum and then walking a block to Alfama to eat in that neighbourhood.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We were here on a week day day when it was raining off and on and the weather was miserable, so I believe we were able to avoid the crowds. It is a very cool area with the river in the background beyond the plaza. The architect is beautiful and one can sit all day in a sidewalk cafe and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Definitely the most beautiful place full of tourists like me :) the square fills out into the ocean and the architecture is just outstanding A definite must to visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This is a great place to survey the waterline sights of central Lisboa. The adjacent buildings and statues, people watching and transportation options for further exploring Lisbon are numerous. Look for "The World/s Sexiest Water Closets" on the east side of the plaza. And, a few blocks away toward the Castle in the Lago de Se' area is a wonderful... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Really nice way to spend the day. I do like my shopping! We spent the afternoon sat with some beers and people watching all afternoon, A large beer will cost you between 3 and 5 euros depending on where you decided to go. Good quality shops with some names you'll know from home. I however prefer the independent boutiques for... More 

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