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Praça do Comércio

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  • Gerd

    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.

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    • March 22, 2018

  • Gerd

    The Praça do Comércio (German place of trade) is one of the three most important places within the Baixa Pombalina, the inner city area of the Portuguese capital Lisbon, which was newly built due to the 1755 earthquake.

    Source: Wikipedia

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    • March 7, 2017

  • pfälzer

    A great place steeped in history, in the afternoon and evening in the most beautiful light

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    • March 14, 2017

  • JavierCR 🇪🇸

    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.
    es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pra%C3%A7a_do_Com%C3%A9rcio

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    • November 2, 2021

  • David

    Beautiful location with beautiful buildings. The ambience of the place is superb. It is busy here but for a good reason.

    • February 14, 2021

  • Alphorn

    Located directly on the Tagus, from here Lisbon can be easily conquered

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    • October 5, 2019

  • Davide Marchesini

    I feel in love with this square (and with this town). If you want to know something about its story, there is the Story Centre Museum right there in the Terreiro do Paço

    • June 4, 2020

  • Björn

    A large and spacious place. Easily accessible by public transport. Impressively beautiful buildings from the royal times.

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    • May 7, 2021

  • Gabba

    Those who get up early or go there when it rains will exceptionally see a pleasantly empty Praça.

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    • April 5, 2022

  • Claudia

    From here is a good starting point to explore the old town. Lies on the Tejo, many buses leave from here and it's a beautiful square.

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    • November 12, 2021

  • Theo

    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

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    • January 29, 2022

  • spessartkind

    Very nice and central place. From here you can see the Tejo estuary and across to the suspension bridge.

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    • May 29, 2022

  • Jürgen 🍦 ele

    Huge square in front of the gate to the city center

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    • 2 days ago

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