Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco)

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Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco)

Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco)
4.5
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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 area
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Neighborhood: 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"!
How to get there
  • Terreiro do Paço • 2 min walk
  • Baixa/Chiado • 7 min walk
Popular mentions

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Bruce Johnson
West Linn, OR35 contributions
A great stroll to the Tagus River....
Sep 2021
My wife and I walked to the Praça do Comercio during the day and at dusk. Lots of street performers, shops, restaurants, bakeries, etc. The Plaza is near the Tagus River and has retaurants as well. Great place to watch people stroll by and to enjoy the sun set!
Written October 6, 2021
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Pedro de Pedra
Rotterdam, The Netherlands1,098 contributions
Bright spot in badly maintained and dirty Lisbon centre
Oct 2021 • Couples
One of the few areas in the centre which is not in shocking decline, as bad maintenance and dirt is seen almost everywhere in Lisbon centre. A real disappointment. Having travelled a large part of Portugal, most Portuguese people elsewhere take much mote pride and effort in keeping their places attractive. Yes, old has its charm, but Lisbon city centre is badly maintained and dirty. I do not understand her hype.
Written October 6, 2021
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Christophergiles
Grantham, UK277 contributions
Great boat trip from this area
Sep 2021
Large commercial district with some nice restaurants. There is a 80 min boat trip just by the river terminal.
Written October 1, 2021
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Joric M
Lisbon, Portugal166 contributions
Amazing views, plenty of restaurants
Sep 2021
It is touristy, so the prices are a bit higher at the restaurants and bars in the Praca, but you can't beat the view of the Tagus river and the Castel Sao Jorge. One of the most photographed areas in Lisbon and for good reason. It's beautiful.
Written September 30, 2021
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maserk
Colorado Springs, CO1,367 contributions
Read up on its history before visiting!
Sep 2021
We sort of happened upon the Praca do Comercio as we were walking from the Bairro Alto district where we were staying, through Chiado district, over to the Lisbon Cathedral (Se'). It was raining out, so there was almost no one there. I can imagine other times (especially in summer) it is probably a lot busier. It wasn't until I was back home in the United States that I read up on the history of the square; and I would have appreciated it more if I had known something about it when we were there. The statue is King Jose' 1 on his horse.
Written September 25, 2021
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Julia
Trencin, Slovakia46 contributions
Amazing square
Sep 2021
I think this is the most beautiful place in Lisbon - amazing view on the river, huge and wonderful arch and large square with statue. I recommend view from the arch, it is breathtaking.
Written September 23, 2021
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Klaus C
Greenhithe, UK352 contributions
Wonderful large square by the river
Sep 2021
One of the main attractions on the river. Our guide suggested this used to be a run down place but was refurbished and now houses government offices. There are also some nice restaurants and bars there offering a nice place to sit and people watch, expensive though.
Written September 10, 2021
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Katty Jurgh.
Germany2 contributions
Beautiful
Aug 2021
You have to go! It's mandatory to pass there when traveling to Lisbon!
Lot's of people and near the river! Bring a jacket!
Written September 4, 2021
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StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland15,848 contributions
Must do square .
Aug 2021 • Couples
This has everything you want to photograph. Monuments, the square itself and the unique gateway to the older part of the town. Recommended
Written August 30, 2021
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Theflyingdousk
Thessaloniki, Greece396 contributions
The first stop in Lisbon
Aug 2021
In my opinion this is the first place you should visit first in Lisbon, you won't need much time. It is a big square and located just in front of the sea.
Written August 26, 2021
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