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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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Great shopping both local and international brands

Linens,clothes and leather goods including hand made shoes,bargain outlets such as seaside in the street offered buy one and get the second pair free,lots of noisey backpackers... read more

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Linens,clothes and leather goods including hand made shoes,bargain outlets such as seaside in the street offered buy one and get the second pair free,lots of noisey backpackers begging in the street or offering some music and dance,really bad.......Shops that specialize in silver and gold filigree jewelry and lots more.Watch the beggars and your pockets.........

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Our best location to chill by the river after a long hard day walking around town. It's beautiful and relaxing. You can appreciate local music, food and get a lemonade by the square.

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I enjoyed seeing the storefronts and various street performers. I was surprised and disturbed by how many drug dealers were on the street.

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Ankara Province, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Starting from Rua Augusta and passing under the Arch of Augusta, you come across a magnificient square with the statue of Marques de Pombal in the middle. The square leads to Tejo River in the south and a great place to be on a sunny afternoon. The only downside is the through traffic between the statue and Arch of Augusta.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

In my opinion this is the most impressive spot of Lisbon. This really large square with the majestic arch guarding the northern line and the open promenada to Tajo estuary at south is a place to spent 1-2 hrs wondering how nice this world is.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This area has plenty of restaurants and shopping! It was usually pretty busy but still nice to walk around! It´s pretty touristy, but I would still visit while in Lisbon!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A lovely restored old grand plaza harking back to Portugal's days of glory when it was one of the major powers. Lots of nice cafe's all around, though frequented mostly by tourists.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Huge open space was the site of the Royal Palace for 400 years. Beautiful triumphal arch lease to the Rua Augusta shopping street.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We literally lived here and ate here everyday. this place has lovely stores all side by side. its closed for cars so you can walk around for hours. so many street artists. we also had the best marshmallow icecream at this square everyday!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

A nice large square overlooking the ocean , but unfortunately the restaurants and bars surrounding it are more interested in the inside of your wallet than providing true quality food. All in all a bit too commercial. Tourist trap.

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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"!