Next to the jetties on the Tagus, there is the commercial center, which is still called Palace Square (Terreiro do Paço), although the Royal Palace fell victim to the earthquake (1755). In the middle of the square sits King José I. On the north side impresses a monumental triumphal arch.
March 22, 2018
The Praça do Comércio (Commerce Square, better known as Terreiro do Paço), was the land where the Royal Palace of Lisbon was located for more than 200 years. It is one of the most important squares in Lisbon and, with a great view of the Tagus estuary, it is the nerve center of the city.
November 2, 2021
The square Praça do Comércio is one of the most beautiful squares in Europe. On the south side, it borders the immense Tagus estuary. Until the age of the airplane, this was Lisbon's largest reception area for ships. This is where kings and heads of state came to visit Portugal.Before the earthquake of 1755, the square was called Terreiro do Paço. The royal palace "Paço Real" was located on the west side of the square from the beginning of the 16th century, until D. Manuel moved the castle Castelo de São Jorge to this place. In 1580 Philip I of Portugal had a new palace built, designed by Filippo Terzi and Juan Herrera (the same architect of El Escorial). All this was destroyed by the earthquake of 1755. The name Praça do Comércio dates from the time afterwards (at the time of the Marquis of Pombal). The then minister of King D. José I wanted to prioritize and value the new social order: the commercial and financial classes and the bourgeoisie, all of which had contributed to the building of the city. visitportugal.com/nl/NR/exeres/64BE2716-BB28-4041-8E05-594DF1BAAE95
January 29, 2022
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