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Rossio Square

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Address: Lisbon 1100-026, Portugal
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Located in the heart of Lisbon, this vibrant and colorful city square is...

Located in the heart of Lisbon, this vibrant and colorful city square is bursting with flower vendors, shoppers and people bustling to and from their jobs.

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A beautiful square, with a lovely statue and fountain

Rossio Square is also known as Praca Dom Pedro, and is at one end of Rua Augusta (the other end is Praca Commercio, both squares and the street are worth exploring). This square... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

And probaly the most busiest, it seems anytime of the day or night there is people enjoying the area. We love cruising the surrounds enjoying the shops and cafe/bars. Our favourite is A Tiendinha where we look forward to having the Portuguese, the Bifana. It's a juicy grilled pork steak in a large crunchy roll, slathered with mustard. We share... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Rossio Square is also known as Praca Dom Pedro, and is at one end of Rua Augusta (the other end is Praca Commercio, both squares and the street are worth exploring). This square is good at any time of the day, at night it is beautifully lit up. Very easily accessible by Metro as it is right next to Rossio... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Surfacing from Lisbon's metro system and seeing Rossio Square for the first time was exciting. First of all the fortress was visible in the distance above the buildings and there was such a great energy in the square in general. Nice shops, restaurants, and the street performers made for a fun evening.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is impressive. We often stopped off here for a drink in the bars and restaurants which sit around the edge of the square.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Rossio Square is in the center of Lisbon and the center of activity as well. We visited the square each day of our four days in Lisbon. There are a couple of nice fountains in the middle of the square. The pavement is composed of wavy tile work which gives an interesting look. The square is situated between the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located at the bottom of Avenida Liberdade, Rossio Square is the start of the Baixa and a good place to stop for a coffee or cool drink before exploring the Baixa (downtown). It also hosts Rossio Station which is well worth a visit. The square itself has numerous cafés and restaurants and a central island containing a fountain and statue.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After dinner we mostly walked along Rua Augusta up to Rossio and then around the area a bit. We thought it is very charming and relaxing (and good after a big meal to burn some calories). Rossio is a bit the heart of town. Lots of locals and tourists gather here for different reasons. It's a nice square. On our... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am sure this comparison has been made a number of times earlier, but that was our first thought when we reached this square - this place looks like the Trafalgar Square of London. It has two fountains on either side of a tall column with similar coloured statue on top. There is also a building similar to National Arts... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A nice square with an interesting fountain in the middle. We walked few times in this square soaking in the relaxing atmosphere. The pavement is fixed with interesting wavy tiles. When we were there in the afternoon, a group of medical students entertained us with fado singing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rossio Square is the heart of the city. You can find great restaurants and cafes around, sometimes street music. You can see the main landmarks from here. The square has wavy pavement, so as Copacabana in Rio. It was a kind of deja vu for me.

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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 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"!
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