Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco)

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Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco)

Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco)
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks
About
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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Neighbourhood: 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
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Margie D
York, PA531 contributions
Nov. 2021 • Couples
Formerly the site of a royal palace, this area was reconstructed by the Marquis de Pombal after the earthquake of 1755. It's a beautiful Praça that opens up to the sea!
Written 13 January 2022
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Mustapha S
Beirut, Lebanon93 contributions
Dec. 2021
I was lucky during my visit as the weather was sunny. A beautiful and interesting place, worth to be on your future plans to visit Lisbon.
Written 7 January 2022
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Emma
Manchester, UK1,161 contributions
Jan. 2022
This square is massive and right in the heart of Lisbon on the coast. You actually can’t miss it while in the city!
Written 2 January 2022
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Κωνσταντίνος Δ
Athens, Greece3,011 contributions
Dec. 2021
PRACA DO COMERCIO (COMMERCE SQUARE), is a large and historical rectangular square in Lisbon (180m X 200m) and still known as Terreiro do Paco (Palace Yard), because here stood the Ribeira Palace on the banks of Tagus river. This very large square is connected with the history of Portugal (king’s assassination, revolution, etc.) is surrounded by different buildings with arches, by the imposing Arco Triunfal da Rua Augusta, while in the middle is the equestrian statue of King Jose I, in whose reign the Lisbon City and the Square have been destroyed from the Great Lisbon Earthquake of 1755. In this huge square (rebuilt after the earthquake) there are a lot of cultural and promotional activities to consider [e. g. Museum of Cod Fish (Bakhalao), the oldest Café (Martinho da Arcada), Wines of Portugal (with tasting events), Beer Museum, etc.], while during my visit in December there was a nice and big illuminated tree for Christmas celebration. I liked very much the strolling around the Commerce Square in front of the Tagus River and I will certainly visit it again next time in Lisbon.
Written 28 December 2021
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ugo100hmonte
Natal, RN495 contributions
Nov. 2021
If you visit the city of Lisboa, probably you will go to this place to take a metro or the Electrico (typical tram) to Belém
Written 6 December 2021
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David T
Georgetown, TX567 contributions
Nov. 2021
It's on the must see list of Lisbon. Beautiful plaza over looking the river. You need to make a stop. No cost unless you stop at one of the wine bars and have a drink.
Written 3 December 2021
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Stephen M
Downingtown, PA224 contributions
Nov. 2021
Lots of great views and the large square is surrounded by restaurants, etc. If you are in Lisbon, you will be here sooner or later. The trams stop nearby and it is really just a short walk from Rossio square. Take a tram down, then walk back by going through the arch and up that street, back towards Rossio square.
Written 2 December 2021
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Marc_and_Kim_Z
Leinfelden-Echterdingen, Germany2,000 contributions
Nov. 2021 • Couples
Beautiful spot in the heart of the city. You’ll love all the views. Lots of food choices. Go early for photos. Go later for food.
Written 22 November 2021
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nadi O o
Israel1,155 contributions
Nov. 2021
A very large and impressive area -
The royal palace was situated there and a statue of King Jose is in the middle. A kind of the entrance gate to old Lisbon through Augusta gate.
Written 18 November 2021
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Linda Y
Frisco, TX4,471 contributions
Sep. 2021
This is a lovely water-front square, the largest in Lisbon and one of the largest in Europe. Led by the Marquis of Pombal, the area was completely redesigned after the 1755 Lisbon earthquake that destroyed much of Lisbon. A triumphal arch, the Arco da Rua Augusta, is flanked on both sides by a symmetrical design of yellow-hued buildings. The centerpiece of the square is an equestrian statue of King José I inaugurated in 1775. A monument honoring the Marquis of Pombal, who really deserves the credit for this beautiful space, is located further north on the Ave da Liberdade. Praca do Comercio is conveniently located near Belem, making it the perfect ending to your sightseeing. The Time Out Market is nearby, as well as numerous restaurants/cafes on R. Augusta.
Written 15 November 2021
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