We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“A magnificent square” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Praca Marques do Pombal

Praca Marques do Pombal
Avenida da Liberdade, Lisbon, Portugal
Improve this listing
Ranked #56 of 202 Attractions in Lisbon
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Sights & Landmarks
Attraction details
El Jadida, Morocco
Top Contributor
421 reviews 421 reviews
141 attraction reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
235 helpful votes 235 helpful votes
“A magnificent square”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

The bewigged marquess sits on his monument in the middle of this enormous square. It's this sort of place that reminds one that rather than being the vibrant, modern, multicultural country it now is, Portugal was once the centre of a vast empire whose wealth came back to the mother country.

It's a centre for all, train, bus and traffic connections. It's not a place to sit and relax because of the traffic, but somewhere to come and marvel about a Lisbon that was in the past.

Visited September 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

152 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    57
    66
    26
    2
    1
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Braselton, Georgia
Top Contributor
140 reviews 140 reviews
70 attraction reviews
Reviews in 66 cities Reviews in 66 cities
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
“A central bus/metro center with nice strolls both directions”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

We stayed about 3 blocks from this square at the Sana Capital, and it is a good place to go anywhere. Buses to anywhere from here, metro underneath, same thing. You can walk DOWNHILL from here to the river through tree shaded parks and some of the nicest plazas. Or you can walk uphill from the statue toward the flag and see a very nice park with a good view from the top. From there the Cortes Ingles is about two blocks to the right.

Visited July 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Aalborg, Denmark
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“the worst traffic”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Lisbon authorities have change the traffic option in this square, and now the traffic jams are even worst than in the past. Literally a bouble rounded plaza that may give you plenty of headaches during the weekdays..

Visited April 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Praca Marques do Pombal also viewed

 

Been to Praca Marques do Pombal? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Praca Marques do Pombal, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.