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“Must take photo ;D” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Escultura de Fernando Pessoa

Escultura de Fernando Pessoa
Rua Garrett, n.0 120-122 | Largo do Chiado, Lisbon 2715-311, Portugal
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Ranked #72 of 184 Attractions in Lisbon
Type: Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks
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Lisboa, Portugal
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Must take photo ;D”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

It's a typical must do...to sit, smile and take a photo to remember...and drink a great coffe at outside A Brasileira

Visited March 2013
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Brescia, Italy
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“ok”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

don't look for it, I took a picture just because I was passing by there, that's just a statue. Too many tourists around you in the day, wait for the night for a very nice and intellectual picture

Visited August 2012
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“Poetic Foto Op”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

Pessoa

Fernando Pessoa

Cross-legged, elegantly clad, and silent amid his chatty fellow guests crowding the umbrella-shaded tables of Lisbon’s super- popular cafe ‘A Brasiliera’, sits a life-sized bronze likeness of Portugal’s internationally-reknowned super-poet Fernando Pessoa (1888-1935). It’s a short wait to set up your photo op. An empty bronze chair at Fernando’s metal knee allows the footsore tourist to catch a breath after the long climb up to Chaido Square from sea level. There are other ways to get up here, of course. Lisbon Tram # 28 gets you on top of the busy Chiado district and there is a four-stage escalator to bring you up inside the city from the subway entrance below at Baixa-Chiado. The marimba music you glide through upwards on a Saturday night is predictably clamorous as you emerge at a nonstop block party. It’s free to have your picture taken with Fernando. Before honoring him with your proximity you may care to know that Fernando was a chronic loner who, at the end of a bizarre existence (he invented and published the work of several currently famous Lusitanian poets). he spent time in jail for turning against the oppressive Salazar regime.

Visited May 2012
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