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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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Lisbon Main Square

Located in Downtown Lisbon, waterfront with great views of Lisbon. Lively, large square with a huge Statue and many Restaurants in the area. This square is a MUST if you visit... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Located in Downtown Lisbon, waterfront with great views of Lisbon. Lively, large square with a huge Statue and many Restaurants in the area. This square is a MUST if you visit Lisbon. Beautiful, well kept and access to Train Station(Cascais), Buses, Taxis, tuk-tuk, etc. nearby. Nice place to stroll around, take pictures, eat at the Restaurants located nearby. In the... More 

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

What a fun place to be! high end stores, tourist traps, cafes, restaurants, locals enjoying their city, tourists shopping, picture taking and enjoying lisbon!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

There are plenty of street performers here to entertain you with many shops to peruse as well. We explored, walking up and down side streets and loved every minute of it. There are entertaining shops as well as the usual clothing and apparel ones too so this is the perfect shopping place whether you're looking for souvenirs or something more.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

It's true that this place doesn't have stuff to see, but a beach is nearby, and it's very relaxing to sit around and spend your time. This place also has lots of shops like H&M, and Pull & Bear, and sometimes, there are street performers, so you will never really get bored here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

great place to sit and watch the world go by. bustling and busy with great bars and cafes. easy access to shopping area and tram stops for exploring other districts

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

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

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

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

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 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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