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Arco Triunfal da Rua Augusta

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Address: Rua Augusta, 2 | Praça do Comércio, Lisbon 1100-053, Portugal

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A impressive sight

A place to watch the world walk by, seems to a gateway into the lower city. As impressive as Paris though not as large.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

A place to watch the world walk by, seems to a gateway into the lower city. As impressive as Paris though not as large.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

This arch is closely connected with Lisbon's history and has accompanied the city evolution through time. If you climb to the top you will be able to have a magnificent view of both parts of the town and the river, including bridges, quays and what not. For people with disability the elevator doesn't take you right up to the top... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

The first thing we saw on our arrival in Lisbon... the gate to Praca do Comercio... the street to reach the Arc is full of shops and street perfromers and it's definitely very vibrant...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

A beautifull view of Lisboa and of it's Tejo river... A great and diferente view of Castelo de S. Jorge... A must in Lisboa!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

This is a must see spot in Lisbon. Right next to the beach and surrounded by a lot of restaurants and shops. Very nice area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Well, At the end of Rua Augusta you can find the Arco Triunfal (the arch of triumph), which was intended to be a decorative element to praca de comercio (commerce square), where government buildings were (and some still are) located while Lisbon was being reconstructed after the 1755 earthquake. It was built in the 19th century, It's also known by... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The street leading up to the arch is filled with people strolling and street performers. The square is particularly beautiful at night when lit up.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

You must visit inside and paying like 2 euros you can go upstais and enjoy a nice view of the old streets (renascentista arquitecthure) as well as have great pictures

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

As expected the views from the top of the Arco Triunfal are fantastic, but what made it an even more enjoyable experience was the relative ease you felt in getting to the top. Not only is it only a couple of Euro to go to the top, you enter through a very well managed entrance to a speedy lift which... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Beautiful area - Arc is full of spectacular detail and is the centerpiece of the boardwalk. Lots to do in the area

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