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Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco)

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Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
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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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Fun place to hang out

The Praca do Comercio was a great place to hang out. We hadn't even intended to go there, but we saw the archway when we were leaving the Santa Justa Lift, and it was so beautiful... read more

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Colleyville, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The Praca do Comercio was a great place to hang out. We hadn't even intended to go there, but we saw the archway when we were leaving the Santa Justa Lift, and it was so beautiful that we wanted to check it out. As a Chicagoan, it was reminiscent of the area around Buckingham Fountain. There were lots of people... More 

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Leonídio, Arkadhia, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was lovely when it was sunny. There were many more cafes and restaurant by the sea and we enjoyed the sun and the view.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This area is loaded with tourists bakeries and restaurants. Lots of touts trying to get you in their establishments. We never eat on this street as per the reviews most places are below average and are tourist traps.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Excellent picture opportunity, some nice food places - Beer Museum a must. Enjoy the life going past you while you have a coffee or a beer

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is the center of Lisbon, a several blocks imperial square with an arch, monuments, imposing building and a great view of the Tagus river and the boats navigating it. It is the center for exploring the town, has many restaurants and shops and next to it, in Rua Aurea, there is the bank district.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is the main walking area , lovely buildings the arch way is beautiful, eating area at the riverside also seating near river on steps of river where music by great band play .sublime

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A perfect location for exploring old Lisbon. The hotel staff are very friendly and helpful I had checked previous reviews and upgraded to an executive room because the main criticism was small rooms the superior room is small. Rooms are very comfortable with good power showers and comfortable beds. Quiet on the 4th floor The bartender Joa friendly and helpful... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

After a river cruise and a coach tour of this beautiful city we finished off our final few hours with a walking tour.After a coffee by the train station,we continued to walk down the Rua Augusta passing the many restaurants and shops(many souvenir shops too).We continued until we walked under the huge arch and saw the Praca Do Comercio square,beautiful... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The mix of old poor buildings and the impressive city buildings is very good. Some good shops, but too many tourist tat shops. All selling the same thing and it seems by the same people. Good range of restaurants.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Make sure you explore the place and know the history behind the monuments. It is fascinating. Do your homework!

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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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