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Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco)

Avenida Infante Dom Henrique, Lisbon 1100-053, Portugal
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One of the biggest squares in Europe, this stylish area in downtown Lisbon often displays beautiful works of art and sculpture, and is a great place for a leisurely stroll.
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Avenida Infante Dom Henrique, Lisbon 1100-053, Portugal
Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
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Reviewed yesterday

Praca do Commercio is a nice spot for pictures, shopping, and eating. It serves, in my estimation, as a good jumping off pint for exploring in any direction. Plenty of restaurants are in this area with inside and outside dining. It is also on the...More

Thank JohnKMiamiLakes
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Nice square, the Rua Augusta is just across the street and at the end of the street is Rossio square, also nice to see.

Thank radmilajov
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful. Reminded me of Champs elysee in Paris. A must see here in Lisbon. Only pedestrians. Loved it.

Thank Teresa H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Originally the site of the Royal Palace, the Commercial Square (in English) is now a vast plaza that sits by the River Tagus at the base of the city. A common meeting place next to the Arco da Rua Augusta, it is surrounded by attractive...More

Thank Nidgehammer
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

When visiting Lisbon, this Praça joins the Tejo river with the entrance/exit to the city. It's full of shops and restaurants. At sunset it's plenty of sun light, excellent to take pictures. You can walk down from Marques do Pombal roundabout to here or do...More

Thank LizaTrips
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

You will not miss it out when you come to the center of Lisbon. Very nice view and definitely worth to take pictures. It is a typical touristic place so can be crowded and you will be 'harassed' by people selling sunglasses, selfie-sticks, hats or...More

Thank Shennie_Li
Reviewed 3 days ago

This area is quite busy as it is basically the hub of tourism, but that is because it is the hub of the city from its very beginning. The architecture, monument, and arch are from after the 1755 earthquake, and they are simply breathtaking to...More

Thank Amy C
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great area to feel the pulse of the city. Full of tourists, but great ambience. Stroll around and look at people, the shops and outdoor cafes.

Thank MississippiQueenB
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very open space where the many visitors don't feel like a huge crowd. Go through the Arch of Augusta Street (Arco da Rua Augusta) in both directions: from the square toward the street and from the street toward the square. You get a different feeling...More

Thank fbello
Reviewed 3 days ago

With the impressive rch leding towards to promenade and the lovely architecture this a good place to stroll

Thank alan_uk1953
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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Are there luggage storage close to Praca do comercio?
11 March 2016|
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Response from JoaodeLima | Reviewed this property |
Sorry. I don't know.
Will there be a light show in "2016"?
19 February 2016|
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Response from PMAL | Reviewed this property |
No plans for it...
Claire A
Any must visit stores or eateries that aren't wildly expensive? Would love some recommendations! Thanks in advance!
2 July 2015|
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Response from Ernesto O | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I suggest you this eatery "Casa Portuguesa do Pastel de Bacalhau"... it's located in Rua Augusta and you taste the Pasteìs de bacalhau (fried croquettes with cheese, potatoes and minced typical fish - exactly... More
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