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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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lots of resturants in this clasical area of lisbon stroll down its tiled avenue reminds me of a mini las rambals

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

lots of resturants in this clasical area of lisbon stroll down its tiled avenue reminds me of a mini las rambals

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Bydgoszcz, Poland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Really nice (quite huge at the same time) square in Lisbon downtown. Probably the only one in Europes capitals that is facing the broad river. Good place to start the stroll or catch trams to Belem, Alfama etc.

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Springfield, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The square and architecture is a great place for people watching and dining . Shopping and sightseeing or having some drinks or coffee.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

An area in which to wander, browse and shop within a promenade area between refurbished buildings of architectural note.

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Herzliya, Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Praca do Commercio is a huge place surrounded from three sides by beautifull buildings and teh fourth open to the river view. Nice view towards Rua Augusta too. Beautiful. However, too large to enjoy sitting over coffee for people watching. A local friend told us locals seldom go there too.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Some nice and some bad places to eat and drink down here. When it's quiet it's a nice walk. Trying out the local food.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is THE heart of Lisbon, and unmissable for history buffs. And for architecture buffs. Also good for photos. If you don't know the history of this place, go on a guided tour. There was a "Story of Lisbon" exhibition on, in one of the buildings when I went, I think it was a permanent exhibit. If it is still... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

it is lovely to walk to the Praça do Comércio from the Restauradores área, through the rua Augusta, where you can see the old buildings, the people, the typical restaurants and bars.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Allways something to do and nice water view. Walking distance of lots of interesting attractions of this beautiful capital of Portugal. Don't be surprised though if people try to sell you marihuana or other illegal stuff

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I love this central square, lovely architecture and near the river. Great views, vendors selling roasted chestnuts and some live music there too. As for negatives, I think drug dealers approached me about 5 times in or near the square over a couple hours asking if I wanted to buy hash or coke.

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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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