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Arco Triunfal da Rua Augusta

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Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
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Address: Rua Augusta 2 | Praça do Comércio, Lisbon 1100-053, Portugal
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With the Lisboa Card I was able to access this place for free. The entrance is off to the side so I didn't know we could go to the top until I saw it listed in the Lisboa Card... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

With the Lisboa Card I was able to access this place for free. The entrance is off to the side so I didn't know we could go to the top until I saw it listed in the Lisboa Card attractions. The view of the square up top was very nice. The elevator line up wasn't that long and there are... More 

Thank Aye1234
Ballymena, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very large impressive arch. From one side it is expected as part of the impressive frontage. From the other you are on a shopping street and you need to take the time to stop and look up at it.

Thank McGoo24
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Arco Triunfal da Rua Augusta is an imposing archway built by Pombal after the Earthquake and perfectly in keeping with the grandeur of the square of which it is the main entrance.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful arch that looks gorgeous at night. We ate down by the water and looked at this arch from the patio. It is so pretty and when you walk through there is a lively pedestrian shopping area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A truly spectacular Arch. This is an architectural masterpiece. It is in a wonderful state of preservation. It is important to visit this to take pictures as a memento of a Lisbon visit. You can visit the top of the structure to get good views of the surrounding city and river area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

On the way to Restauradores from plaza du comerço you Have to go and take some shots. Is crowded but certainly worth of it

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Derry, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is situated in the main shopping district. One passes through this arch heading to the waterfront from the commercial district into Praca Do Comerico. I could see that there were people on top of the monument and I am sure that there is a good vie from there but there are better views to be had elsewhere in the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The arch is seen even from the Rossio Square ! The Rua Augusta street leads from the Rossio square to Commercial Square and provides a very good observation point for the triumphal arch. After Marquese de Pombal rebuilt the city (following the 1755 devastating earthquake), the Arch was build to commerate it. There is a paid viewpoint on the top,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Arco Triunfal da Rua Augusta is across the street from the Prada do Comercio. You can take the elevator to the 2nd floor than walk up 72 stairs in the top. 8 euros for adults, open every day at 9am closes 7pm to 9pm depending on time of the year. You can buy combination pack with The Lisbon Story Centre.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As part of your walking tour of Praca do Comercio, make this a place to stop, relax, listen to performers. Importantly, if possible take the lift to the top just before sunset to get incredible glowing orange vistas of Lisboa. Easily accessible via the train. Highly recommend.

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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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