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Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco)

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Address: Avenida Infante Dom Henrique, Lisbon 1100-053, Portugal
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One of the biggest squares in Europe, this stylish area in downtown Lisbon...

One of the biggest squares in Europe, this stylish area in downtown Lisbon often displays beautiful works of art and sculpture, and is a great place for a leisurely stroll.

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The link between the city and the Tajo !

It's a most see in Lisbon ! the square is perfectly situated in the centre of the most popular districts and the Rio Tejo which offers a very good view especially at... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Akram E
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Tangier, Morocco
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Tangier, Morocco
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's a most see in Lisbon ! the square is perfectly situated in the centre of the most popular districts and the Rio Tejo which offers a very good view especially at Sunrise/Sunset.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It's nice but there are other nicer squares / places in major European cities. Loads of broken glass post Euro 2016 celebrations that needs to be cleaned up.

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Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is the heart of Lisbon. Although its only a large open square this is where Lisbon residents go to watch event like the recent Portugal victory in the Euro Cup futebol championship. You can catch the Hills Tram Tour here, find a beer museum and various cafes along the edges of the square.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This river front square was formally the area where ships would dock and sell their cargoes. A statue of King Jose 1st on his horse is the center piece. On this monument the horse is meant to be symbolic of triumph stomping on snakes representing evil or perhaps Protestants ( you decide ). The elephants stand for the Portuguese empires... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice place to visit. It is just a square, but it is recommended to visit it to know better Portuguese culture. Beautiful at day time. Highly recommend.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Large square by the Tagus river. Lined on 2 sides by restaurants and bars. In June there was a large TV screen and some bleachers for watching the soccer matches. Fronts the Rua Augusta arch and provides pick-up points for the yellow bus tours and the Tuk-Tuks.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lovely place to walk around, experience Lisbon and soak in the atmosphere! Plenty of shopping areas nearby

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Please please please visit this Arch, it's a steal at 2,50€ per head. The entrance is situated on the inside of the arch. tucked away with no visible signs. With fantastic views both the river and the whole of Lisbon it would be a great miss.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful architecture on a gorgeous streey paved in marble that leads you to a river w/ views of the city and the square has an impressive statue. Lisbon is a beautiful city w/ very nice people inhabiting this big capitol city.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Repays several visits at different times of day and night, and the proportions and colours of the square are always pleasing on the eye. Claims to have the world's sexiest toilet in one corner, whatever that can mean - and it'll cost you a euro to find out.

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Staying in Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores

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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"!