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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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Again great photo spot. Lovely smell of the sea. Just keep walking its a great adventure We went without a map and still got back to our apartment.

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Malmsbury, Victoria, Australia
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Again great photo spot. Lovely smell of the sea. Just keep walking its a great adventure We went without a map and still got back to our apartment.

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Great Square with nice view over the river....lots of large restaurants around the square. Touristy but good for a drink or a break...

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Ponta Delgada, Portugal
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Good place to walk, relax ... I enjoyed it very much, I will go back. Location with lots of culture, history of portugal.

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On my first, jet-lagged day in Portugal I wandered from my hotel down from Rossio onto Rua Augusta until I saw the famous arch in the distance. Once through the arch I was in a different world it seemed. A huge open space dominated by buildings mostly of a gold hue and a large statue at its center. And of... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Gorgeous square with lots to do. Lots of restaurants with beautiful food and drinks. There is also lots of shops including local shops and high street shops. The square is great to visit day or night. The square looks onto a harbour which is also a lovely place to take a walk and grab a cocktail.

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I'm a local and I must say: here you can realy feel the light of lisbon, this square is cuted in one side by the river so you have a great view, this all area is such a beauty!

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Passing one of the lively streets to get to the Praca do Concelho. If you through the high arch gate, you would get to the magnificent square.

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There is a metro right by here. It is worth going to see at least once. The area is very big and pretty. One side is by the water and the other side is close to shopping and eating.

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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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It is at the end of the shopping street.. you have places to sit and enjoy a drink.. very nice in general

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lots of shops, restaurants and cafes, pedestrian zone with roads cutting across. the route leads to Terreio do Paco the large square on the other side of the arch. 2 sides of the square has bars and restaurants along with the Museu da Cerveja (Beer Museum). You also have good views up and down the river Tagus.

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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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