Photo of Praça do Comércio (Terreiro do Paço) in Lisbon, , PT
Photo of Praça do Comércio (Terreiro do Paço) in Lisbon, , PT
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Praça do Comércio (Terreiro do Paço)

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Praça do Comércio (Terreiro do Paço)34.5
beautiful square • beer museum • praca do comercio • big square

Avenida Infante Dom Henrique
Lisbon 1100-053, PT
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  • Photo of Nic Brown
    7 months ago
    For years, the monumental 18th-century square called Praça do Comércio was surrounded by dull government offices and blighted by construction sites for sewage and transportation projects. In the last few years, however, the square’s icons — an ornate triumphal arch and a statue of King Dom José I — have been refurbished, and a host of new cafes, bars and boutiques has moved in.
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  • Photo of Andrew Woo
    10 months ago
    City center square
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  • Photo of Simon Judit
    2 years ago
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  • Photo of Pedro G
    3 months ago
    A wonderful square by the river. One of the most beautiful aquare of the world. With animation regularly and New Year party lively. Next to shops, cafes and restaurants and beautiful view of the river south.
  • Photo of phillip g
    3 months ago
    Virtually anyone coming to Lisbon will end up here , the streets are always very packed with tourists and the main square is a good starting point to start exploring or to get your bearings. Even though there a hundreds of restaurants in the commercial streets there are some that are not tourist traps , we went to a place called Moma that was first class , very busy at lunch with locals and very reasonably priced for first class location , food and prices .
  • Photo of Adrian P
    3 months ago
    Stroll along the pedestrian precincts, window shop, stop for a coffee or a hot chocolate and people watch.
  • Photo of preske
    3 months ago
    First hand it is a place, it is big and nicely located between water and city. Access to public transport here‘s easy. When you take a tour then you‘ll get some more on the history of it. Trvial fact: it is easy to get drugs here, pushers will approach you rather fast..
  • Photo of holsgirlDublin
    3 months ago
    We cycled through here and then spent more time around it afterwards. Some lovely shops, great atmosphere, beautiful buildings. Well worth dropping into
  • Photo of BigJock7
    3 months ago
    Travelling around the city we walked down this busy street as my wife wanted to do some shopping. Great views but leave your credit card at home or on the ship.
  • Photo of Anthony S
    3 months ago
    Surrounded by an old palace, now government offices, I just loved the feel and vista. It is right on the river where plenty of people go to hang out and although it is stark and barren I still loved it. There buildings are painted yellow and contribute to the atmosphere. Well worth a short stroll to the river and back again.
  • Photo of Mihaela R
    3 months ago
    I did not see so many restaurants in a row in my life. All of them are welcoming customers with great food. You must experience!
  • Photo of LoopyLouRTW
    3 months ago
    Definitely a must see in Lisbon & a great photo op of a beautiful old square. Tourist office is also here if you're looking for some information
  • Photo of Paul A
    3 months ago
    Walk this street if you want to shop or just enjoy a meal and a drink. It is a great place to people watch, but beaware that it can get very busy at times.
  • Photo of Amber1937
    3 months ago
    Dazzling in the sunshine this arch is gorgeous. Go near the river and turn to look at this most impressive structure.
  • Photo of Angela C
    3 months ago
    Locally, the square is known as the Terreiro do Paco, or Terrace of the Palace, which is an allusion to the 16th century Royal Palace that stood here until it was almost completely destroyed by the 1755 earthquake. At its heart stands an equestrian statue of Jose 1, King at the time of the earthquake, and the blackened tone of its bronze has given rise to the square's nickname of ' Black Horse Square'. The palace's old steps still climb up from the waterfront, but today the square is dominated by the vast, 19th century triumphal arch on the northern flank, and by ranks of imposing arcades and neoclassical government offices. Now that the city authorities have banned its use as a parking space, the Praca is once again one of Lisbon's most majestic squares. It serves as a dramatic gateway from the sea to the well-ordered streets of the Baxia and the rest of the city.
  • Photo of SeatOfMyPntsTravelr
    There will be crowds here but you can look beyond them and see the beauty. The restaurants may be tourist priced but you are paying for the ambience. The Praca is also a good, central landmark that can help you get and stay oriented.
  • Photo of JWhelan00
    3 months ago
    This place was worth the visit but you don't need to spend so much time here. There are stalls and restaurants around the outside that are worth a look around. Apart from that, it's just a large square with a statue! Come here to chill out but it does get busy in the afternoons
  • Photo of Ro G
    3 months ago
    Very nice street, nice shops around, lots of tuk tuks around. I took many beautiful photos, definitely it's a must see attraction.
  • Photo of DeniseLock
    3 months ago
    Surrounded by very impressive buildings the marble steps leading up from the water were meant to impress visitors arriving by water! This is a huge plaza surrounded by government buildings and museums It. Is used for concerts and public demonstrations and was used as a car park but not any more thank goodness! Trams go from here as well as ferries and the cruise terminal is not far away The huge statue in the middle is of king Jose 1 on his horse built after the earthquake of 1755
  • Photo of Pilar050756
    3 months ago
    It is a pretty square surrounded by classic white buildings. There is a huge open arch towards the river and you can feel the breeze and humidity. It has a sparkly pavement that iluminates it even more. It is a lively place
  • Photo of copticvoice
    3 months ago
    I started touring the city from the point. I recommend doing some reading about the square. Great area to stroll around and relax. There is a tourist information office on the left as you facing the statute.
  • Photo of Cindy H
    3 months ago
    Great big open space on the water. Lots of people milling about, restaurants and wine tasting along the sides. Great view of Trejo River. Fun space to just hang out and walk around
  • Photo of ToffeeCambs
    3 months ago
    Lovely place - it was a busy day when we went there, but didn't feel too busy in this square as it's so big. It's right next to the river & has plenty of bars & restaurants around the sides. There was some small market around one of the sides when we were there too which was nice.

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