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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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Central Point

Rossio Square is the central point in the city so a 'must see'. The surrounding buildings have lots of character & there are monuments & a fountain in the centre of the square... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Rossio Square is the central point in the city so a 'must see'. The surrounding buildings have lots of character & there are monuments & a fountain in the centre of the square. There are several restaurants & coffee shops too. The city tours & hop-on hop-off tours start from the square just beside here (Figuras) & the central train... More 

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Poznan, Poland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is the central square in Lisbon. With the monument of the King Peter IV, National Theater at the other end and next to it a stylish Main Railway Station. Next to it is Praca da Figueira square where from we took a tram to Belem and if you walk a bit farther up along Rua Augusta you will get... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Check out the floor, great perspective. A lot of varied shops and eateries in this area. Great place to eat is Casa das Bifanas.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Walked across the square to the train station and took our time to enjoy the mosaic floor patterns and the fountain, very nice

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Busy touristy square. All walking tours meet here. Lots of cafes & pastaleiras here. Has a fountain and statues. Quick visit sufficient.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a place! The square is tiled entirely in marble mosaic, and then there's the fountains, and the national theatre, and the statues, and the views of the castle, and being at the centre of ..Lisbon. Wonderful.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This square has some beautiful monuments and fountains that can be visited during the day or at night, It's particularly lovely at night all lit up.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Rossio Square is a beautiful landmark in Lisbon with loads of photo opportunities some fantastic landmarks shops and cafes the only downside was the constant barrage of pests trying to sell their contraband even though the police are ever present hence the rating but don't let that stop you from visiting

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017

We visited Lisbon in early December and Christmas preparations were well under way including a Christmas market in this pretty square. We wandered around admiring the craft and food stalls; the dried fruit and nut stall was very popular and smelt wonderful!

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

Lisbon at night becomes perfect! Mainly if we are talking about "Baixa"! Not too many cars, the perfect illumination, people walking and admiring a part of the city that has more history in a block than most of new world cities in their entirety! If one wants to go for a stroll, see the perfect light calling each monument, this... 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"!
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