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Rossio Square

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Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
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Address: Lisbon 1100-026, Portugal
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Located in the heart of Lisbon, this vibrant and colorful city square is...

Located in the heart of Lisbon, this vibrant and colorful city square is bursting with flower vendors, shoppers and people bustling to and from their jobs.

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Would be a great city but destroyed by dealers

I went to Lisbon with some friends for a long weekend. The city is beautiful and Rossio Square is no different. However, the square experience was definitely tarnished by the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

No need t intentionally go there as it is in the middle of every trip. It has lots of restaurants around it and it can be nice to relax after a long walk.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Rossio Square (or simply Rossio) is a beautiful and lively square in the centre of Lisbon. It is perhaps the heart of the city when it comes to sightseeing as there are fun things to do/see here and in all directions from the square. An important centre of activity since the Middle Ages, the present square is famously surfaced with... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful square, one of the better open public places we have visited in a long time. This is the heart of Lisbon and it manages to steal your heart in many ways. Absolutely terrific, with all kinds of restaurants, cafes and other types of shops. There are lovely fountains, statues etc in the square. The station is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went after Euro final. Great atmosphere in square. People partying in fountains and in square. Lovely place shops on side plenty of seats to watch people and performers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Rossio square is the heart of Lisbon city. You will stand in the middle of so much history, beautiful baroque fountains, statues, opera house, the beautiful Rossio railway station, charming cafes and restaurants! From here you can start to discover the beauties of Lisbon: Liberdade Avenue, Castelo de Sao Jorge (Alfama), Chiado, Comercio square etc..

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the first place I went to when visiting Lisbon in October 2015 as I was looking for a Supermarket to get some essentials. Within minutes of being there I had been approached by drug dealers on several occasions which can be a bit intimidating, but it's not the first time in my life this has happened and won't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great place to visit. You will stand in the middle of so much history, architecture, people, shops, restaurants and of course, pickpockets. Already planing to come back with time on my hand. Water fountains, towers, monuments are all at this location.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went to Lisbon with some friends for a long weekend. The city is beautiful and Rossio Square is no different. However, the square experience was definitely tarnished by the very forward drug dealers. They would come up to you waving some cocaine saying do you want drugs. While we were in Rossio square we were offered drugs by about... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rossio square is a large open square in Lisbon with a statue and water fountains either end. In essence that is the attraction with various events and temporary structures that take place it is worth a visit if you are passing through and can be a welcome respite on a hot day at any of the cafés and restaurants that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We saw the Rossio square on the Lisbon city maps, however we could not find it in reality. It appeared that it is a popular substitution of the central Pedro IV Square. The place has two wonderful fountains and the pebbles on the it make a funny visual 3 D waves when you look down on them. It was made... More 

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Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
A pending candidate to become a World Heritage Site, Lisbon's downtown (the "Baixa Pombalina", or simply "Baixa") is a perfect example of anti-earthquake construction, having been rebuilt following the 1755 earthquake by the famous Marquês de Pombal (hence its name). Its offer is vast: restaurants and cafes in Rossio and Restauradores, outlets and shops in the Áurea, Augusta, Prata and other famous streets, the imponent Praça do Comércio and its Arch, the luxury shops along the Avenida da Liberdade, this is the beating heart of the city center. The Baixa also grants easy access to trains leading to Sintra, the trams that go around the Castle hill, old neighborhoods or even take you to Belém, and Lisbon's traditional restaurants and cafes. Considering a visit to the Fashion and Design Museum (free entrance) and don't forget to try the famous liquor, "ginjinha"!