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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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Lisbon visit card - must be visited.

This square is the visit card of the city Around the square are several ministery's headquarters. The Tagus River is just opposite. A place compulsory to visit. Always be aware of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This square is the visit card of the city Around the square are several ministery's headquarters. The Tagus River is just opposite. A place compulsory to visit. Always be aware of pickpockets. Your life is not at risk, the same can't be said about your wallet or other belongings.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautiful and historical square in the heart of Lisbon, close to all destinations in the city with an amazing view to the Tagus river!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to walk and eat Many stores to shop good prices and nice items Good food choices no shortage of food Great to explore

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Praca do Comercio is a fairly large square not too far from the riverbank. The architecture around the place is quite impressive and you can see the castle that is on top of the hill. The area is next to the old district of Alfama so there is quite a bit of charm around the place. Nearby there are some... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This plaza is the scene of a beautiful and ornate statue, as well as a commemorative arch. There are multiple restaurants if you are hungry. It's also down by the water, creating an even more picturesque setting. This is a great place to stop and take photos.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Royal Palace used to be located there before t was entirely detroyed, as the rest of Lisbon by the 1775 earthquaque. This place used to be a departure point for the Portuguese descoveries and a major welcoming point for travellers or dignatiries arriving by boat. The statue in the middle represents king Joseph I who rebuilt Lisbon after the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

its a touristy place and street and visited by many tourists , but it has its charm as well, and the void from the arc is excellent !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife, our 10 years old kid and myself spent 2 nights in Lisbon in August 2016. We saw Praca do Comercio and must say that it is a place to be seen once in Lisbon ! The place is huge, large, interesting, animated and it is somehow like to be on Red Square in Moscow ! You must see... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

You have mid price shopping pretty nice. Some nice eats but looks for them off the street. On the main avenue are more tourist traps.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The setting on the waterfront makes this a little unusual and it is very large, but there is not much to do there really. Worth a look though.

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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"!