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Located in Lisbon's Praca do Comercio at the waterfront, this imposing statue is of Don Jose, the Portuguese king at the time of the 1755 earthquake that devastated the city.
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Reviewed 4 December 2018

This very imposing statue is in the middle of a grand square that is surrounded by noble and lovely architecture. Very much the center of the lower city.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 29 November 2018 via mobile

Bordered by many Restaurants and shops, Plaça do Comércio is a “must see” while in Lisbon. The history and consequent development of the Royal Palace here is one of the fairy tales one must learn about. We stayed at the hotel Pousada de Lisboa and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Lakecruiser2
Reviewed 3 November 2018

Located in Praca do Comercio square along the Tagus River. Very interesting statue. Lots of fine details. King Jose l was in power when the 1755 earthquake and tsunami devastated Lisbon,

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank nwaynesworld
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

Large statue in the middle of the central square in Lisbon. Impressive. Great place to start a tour.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Climb14ers
Reviewed 12 October 2018

This impressive statue commemorates Joseph 1 of Portugal it is situated in the Praça do Comércio and it cannot be missed , due to it's size, when visiting the Square. Joseph was the King when the great earthquake hit Lisbon on 1 November 1755, in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank David D
Reviewed 8 October 2018

He was king during the 1755 earthquake that killed more than 100,000 people. His leadership at the head of the very costly reconstruction (of which Marquess de Pombal played a major role) and thus won the affection of his people. What our guide told us...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 24 September 2018

One of the most impressive sights in my favorite part of Lisbon, Commerce Plaza. It literally dominates the area. Lots to do in this area that is chock full of restaurants, shops and cafes

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Chinapjs
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

The size of the statue was a surprise. It is quite imposing and looks impressive against the blue sky. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ozrick33Sydney
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

Large statue honoring Dom José I in the center of Placa Comércio. Our tour guides provided some context on Dom José and the statue which made it more interesting than just viewing it. There isn’t much going on in the massive Placa Comércio but if...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank GoLeafs85
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Statue of King Jose 1 on a horse marching to the water. Located in a plaza with restaurants spread around. Walking away inland are tons of shops. Worth a look if it’s a nice day and you are in the mood for a stroll.

Date of experience: August 2018
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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
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