Arco do Triunfo
Arco do Triunfo
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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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
  • Baixa/Chiado • 4 min walk
  • Terreiro do Paço • 5 min walk
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  • Michael K
    1,069 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Impressive arch and a sight to behold
    This is an impressive monument to behold. As one approaches the arch from Rua Augusta towards the river, one can see the back side of the arch with the statue of Dom Jose I peeping through the archway. From the Praca do Comercio side, one is rewarded with the more elaborate frontal view of the arch, flanked by stately buildings on either side. We visited in the early morning before the top of the arch was open to the public and there was hardly any crowd.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 17, 2023
  • K72
    Melbourne, Australia3,063 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Impressive
    As you walk down Rua Augusta the Arco do Triunfo is an impressive sight to behold with the tantalizing water showing through. Up close it's even more impressive. You can pay to go up inside for a view but it's impressive from the outside too. Lots of activity in the streets nearby too- buskers, entertainers etc.
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 15, 2023
  • Jydeoo
    Lagos, Nigeria2,313 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unveiling the Marvels of Arco do Triunfo: Lisbon's Ultimate Sunset Delight!
    Every ancient city has its own arch of triumph or significant gate-porta (or so it seemed to me) and in Lisbon, it's the Arco do Triunfo. This massive structure is a sight to behold. It's situated in a very old, beautiful part of Lisbon. I recommend visiting during sunrise or sunset to avoid the heat if you are holidaying on summer. Located across the square in front of the esplanade and by the river Tagus, it's a perfect spot to unwind. You can watch the sunset or sunrise, visit the numerous bars, restaurants, monuments, and museums in the vicinity. It's a must-visit if you're in Lisbon.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written August 17, 2023
  • Toryu
    Reading, United Kingdom741 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Budget friendly lookout to stunning views below
    Easy to spot given it's one of Lisbon's most well known landmarks, the lookout at the top, even if limited to 15 minutes, does not disappoint. For a budget friendly price, you get to enjoy the stunning view down to the Praça do Comércio, Rua Augusta and, overlooking all surrounding buildings, have clear sights to St George's Castle up the hill, Chiado and the ruins to St Carmo Convent on the hill opposite, all while enjoying the close view of of the statues sitting atop the arch. Be sure to pack some sunscreen and hat/cap if going up on a sunny day. You can easily get sunburn.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 23, 2023
  • Blackth0rn
    Bristol, United Kingdom1,337 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great views
    An impressive arch overlooking the square and Rue de Augusta, there are great views from the top and it’s certainly worth making the effort to go up there. There is a ticket office just behind the arch, with a ticket being priced at €3.50. The young lady serving was a bit miserable, no smile or anything, but other than that it was all simple enough. The bulk of the journey up is by elevator, but there are two very narrow, winding staircases which operate a one-way system controlled by traffic lights so you don’t meet anyone coming the other way!
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 22, 2023
  • Thomas V
    Oakland, California16,173 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Crowded but Worth It
    An iconic symbol of the city, and the entrance to Rua Augusta, a long straight street lined with tourist shops and tourist restaurants. Everyone passes through here so be prepared for crowds, slow moving traffic. It does look good and is worth the visit even though crowded.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 17, 2023
  • Garfieldluvr
    Denver, Colorado959 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Arch!
    I have seen a fair number of famous gates and arches, but this is one of my favorites. I don’t know what makes this arch so striking and powerful, but it is very impressive. Make sure you stop off and see it, during the day and at night, while in Lisbon.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 17, 2023
  • Thomas V
    Oakland, California16,173 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Arch and Entrance to Baixa
    It's a massive arch that separates the Commerce Square from Rua Augusta, the main wide shopping street in Baixa Chiado. You will notice it from the square and just about everyone comes here to take a photo. It's a major tourist site.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written November 29, 2023
  • Quill2005
    Ocala, Florida266 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dominates Praca do Comercio, Has Good Views
    Located in the center of Lisbon in the Praça do Comercio square. You can climb the Rua Augusta Arch (for a fee) for some good views. You first take an elevator up and then you have to climb a set of stairs – a little narrow, not too difficult, but pay attention to the signal to ascend or descend as there isn’t room for “two-way” traffic, so people have to take turns going up and down. There is an entrance fee to go up the Arch.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 5, 2024
  • Tommo
    Melbourne, Australia55,346 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Impressive Arch in Praca do Comercio
    The Rua Augusta Arch is an historical building located in Praça do Comércio. It was built to commemorate Lisbons reconstruction after the 1755 earthquake. Whilst we didnt do this there is an elevatoplaced inside to allow a wonderful 360-degree-view over Praça do Comércio, Rua Augusta, the cathedral, and downtown.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 6, 2024
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Vadim
Murmansk, Russia33,727 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Triumphal arches are usually placed to commemorate any specific victories from the time of ancient Rome. This triumphal arch was erected without reference to a specific victory. There were no victories in 1883 when it was completed, nor in 1757 when it was conceived in the context of the overall reconstruction of Rua Augusta after the Great Earthquake. The hero of the restoration of Lisbon, the Marquis of Pombal, is depicted on the arch with Vasco da Gama. But women in a reclining state with such faces on the Internet will not find. These are allegories of the main rivers of Portugal, the Tagus and the Douro.
Written January 1, 2021
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Michael K
1,069 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
This is an impressive monument to behold. As one approaches the arch from Rua Augusta towards the river, one can see the back side of the arch with the statue of Dom Jose I peeping through the archway. From the Praca do Comercio side, one is rewarded with the more elaborate frontal view of the arch, flanked by stately buildings on either side. We visited in the early morning before the top of the arch was open to the public and there was hardly any crowd.
Written June 17, 2023
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Jydeoo
Lagos, Nigeria2,313 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo

Every ancient city has its own arch of triumph or significant gate-porta (or so it seemed to me) and in Lisbon, it's the Arco do Triunfo. This massive structure is a sight to behold. It's situated in a very old, beautiful part of Lisbon. I recommend visiting during sunrise or sunset to avoid the heat if you are holidaying on summer. Located across the square in front of the esplanade and by the river Tagus, it's a perfect spot to unwind.

You can watch the sunset or sunrise, visit the numerous bars, restaurants, monuments, and museums in the vicinity. It's a must-visit if you're in Lisbon.
Written August 17, 2023
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Mairwen1
United Kingdom10,665 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
This is such a stunning gateway to the main plaza, Praca do Commercio. It is best seen by walking down Rua Augusta. The enormous white archway looms majestically in the distance then, as you go through the arch into the plaza, everything is aligned so that your eye looks directly at the central statue of King Jose I, onto the harbour and beyond. It’s very impressive.
If you look to the top (it’s a long way up at 30 metres high) the sculptures here represent Glory crowning Genius and Valor. A Latin inscription says something along the lines of “to the greatest virtues of our ancestors so that it serves as a lesson to all”. If you drop your eyes down, you will see 4 of these ancestors who are regarded as national heroes. Viriato, on the left was a military leader who fought against ancient Roman expansion. Next to him is the explorer Vasco da Gama, then the Marquis of Pombal (King Jose I’s minister) and finally Nuno Álvares Pereira (the general who defended Portugese independence).
The two relaxed looking chaps lounging around on either side, represent the rivers Tagus and Douro.
There is a viewing platform which we didn’t do but in hindsight, I wish we had. It must have the most sweeping, 360 degree views. It’s €3 or free on Lisboa Card.
Written January 30, 2021
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia48,796 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019
Mirante Belvedere, do Arco da Rua Augusta is the perfect spot for sightseeing! The Arch itself is a great work of art with some huge columns supporting some historical and allegorical figures standing at the very top. If you can manage to ascend to the top of the arch you will be able to have some really amazing views of the surrounding area. Don't miss it!
Written March 21, 2020
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travelerFlorida_USA
Pompano Beach, FL93 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
Despite the tour guide we had which was not very good, Lisbon was a very nice city which we enjoyed. Very hilly but nice. Lots of plazas and beautiful buildings. The San Jorge Castle situated high above the city offers great views.

Many restaurants to choose from offering all kinds of foods. There are many day trips you can do from Lisbon, such as Sintra and Obidos. We also went to Coimbra, Nazare, Porto, Aveiro, Fatima, etc.

I would recommend a trip to Portugal, not just Lisbon, but to see it all, you need to be able to walk and don't mind steep inclines.
Written July 26, 2022
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JRMADA
United States3,313 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
This is an imposing monument. The stonework is impressive and well preserved. It connects Rua Augusta to the Praça do Comercio and it is one of the most recognizable landmarks in the city of Lisbon. For a small fee one can go to the top and the views of the city are most rewarding.
Written November 7, 2022
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Toryu
Reading, UK741 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Easy to spot given it's one of Lisbon's most well known landmarks, the lookout at the top, even if limited to 15 minutes, does not disappoint. For a budget friendly price, you get to enjoy the stunning view down to the Praça do Comércio, Rua Augusta and, overlooking all surrounding buildings, have clear sights to St George's Castle up the hill, Chiado and the ruins to St Carmo Convent on the hill opposite, all while enjoying the close view of of the statues sitting atop the arch.
Be sure to pack some sunscreen and hat/cap if going up on a sunny day. You can easily get sunburn.
Written August 23, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Blackth0rn
Bristol, UK1,337 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
An impressive arch overlooking the square and Rue de Augusta, there are great views from the top and it’s certainly worth making the effort to go up there. There is a ticket office just behind the arch, with a ticket being priced at €3.50. The young lady serving was a bit miserable, no smile or anything, but other than that it was all simple enough. The bulk of the journey up is by elevator, but there are two very narrow, winding staircases which operate a one-way system controlled by traffic lights so you don’t meet anyone coming the other way!
Written September 22, 2023
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sandra n
Sun City, AZ1,246 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
We took the metro to the port area and explored all over from there. The Rua Agusta Arch is not freestanding like most others seen in other places, but part of a magnificent building, and magnificent is this architectural beauty's well deserved description! Love the way on one side, the view is the water, and the other side, the excitement of a lovely introduction welcoming the visitor through the streets of Lisbon. I might add that as much as I enjoyed Portugal, I have never experienced such really risky and dangerous sidewalk tiles in any of my travels everywhere around the world! Do go to see Lisbon, but a word of warning, be careful when walking. Unfortunately, I had a serious fall. Be careful and wear comfortable, flat shoes. I was, but it still happened.
Written January 24, 2020
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