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“Feeling the history and the current financial situation” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Arco Triunfal da Rua Augusta

Arco Triunfal da Rua Augusta
Rua Augusta, 2 | Praça do Comércio, Lisbon 1100-053, Portugal
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Ranked #13 of 184 Attractions in Lisbon
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks
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Denmark
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“Feeling the history and the current financial situation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

At the end of Rua Augusta, you see the Arco Triunfal and when doing so get reminded what a wealthy country Portugal once was, and when you see the people on the streets begging, the empty eyes watching you from stairwells and the people struggling to make a living, fighting the conditions you get a sense of Lisboa and Portugal today. A country in financial less flattering circumstances, but nevertheless fighting to survive. Hats off for the portuguese people!

Visited October 2013
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“A Beautiful Arch Leading to the Main Square of Lisbon”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

The arch leads into Lisbon's main square on one side and an excellent pedestrian/shopping mall on the other. The mall is full of cafes, restaurants and shops. There is a tempting patisserie on the corner of one of the intersecting roads. Don't miss seeing this incredible structure and checking out the mall.
Tip: There is a tourist information booth in the square where you can buy the Lisbon Card, get free maps and have inquiries answered etc. There is also an information office located in one of the buildings in the square, where you can buy tickets to the story of Lisbon etc.

Visited October 2013
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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“WOW view!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

This is incredible place! Beautiful arch itself is one of the main decorations of the central Commerce Square. White accent between yellow buildings looks terriffic under bright Lisbon's sun!

The viewpoint on the top of the arch lets you overlook both Glorious Square and charming Augusta Street from the best spot! It's been a surprise that there were just a few people and not the huge crowd as I expected.

Just a 2 Euro fee is nothing in compare to the excitement you get there upstairs!

Visited September 2013
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Lisbon, Portugal
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“Ride the elevator to the top”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

After going there two days after the elevator inauguration only to find out it was "out service" due to a malfunction I managed to actually go back and go to the top of the arch.
You'll get a good enough view, but from many other points of Lisbon you'll get a much better view for free.

Visited August 2013
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“GO - Beach, Views, Architecture!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Absolutely a must see. Just walk through quickly at the least! The arch itself is beautiful and so easy to get to. Plus, if you continue through the plaza, there is a cute little beach and lovely places for photographs! Plus there are several restaurants in the area and some flea market type tables selling things if you're interested in that. We went right around sunset and it was absolutely breathtaking. You can even take an elevator up to the top of the arch and see the view from there as well as the clock on the arch.

Visited September 2013
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