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Arco da Rua Augusta, Lisbon

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A commemorative arch dedicated to recovery from the 1775 earthquake, Arco da Rua Augusta boasts 7 m (23 ft) statues at its top, representing glory, valor, and ingenuity. Originally a bell tower, this neoclassical structure took over a century to become what it is today. Standing over 30 m (100 ft), it welcomes you to the historical area of Lisbon. Look for statues of Vasco da Gama, Nuno Alvares Pereira, Viriato, and Marquis of Pombal at its lower level. Climb the arch's gazebo to get panoramic views of Rua Augusta. See Arco da Rua Augusta and all Lisbon has to offer by arranging your trip with our Lisbon travel itinerary planner.
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  • This Arc de Triomphe he stays in the praça do Comércio, and above him have angels, and one of those Angels hold crowns in the hands.
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  • Majestic Monument of Portuguese architecture. Impressive view over the Tagus River. On the other side, we have the view over downtown Lisbon! It seems that touch the sky! Recommend a visit!
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  • Beautiful monument. Well maintained. Passing by the place you can see this beautiful monument. Well located. Walking through the streets of Lisbon, is worth a stop for photos.
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  • Nice views of Lisbon with an affordable price. No long queues
  • Marvel at the workings of the old clock on your way to the viewing platform on the roof. Spectacular views across Lisbon in all directions so don't forget your camera!
  • The historical value is unbelievable. The mirror image of the buildings across the massive court yard is remarkable. A.must see.
  • Gorgeous Arch with really cool sculptures on top. I took a lift up to the very top (only €2.50) and I was to say the view was incredible. You can see different parts of the city from the top: over looking the beach, Alfama, etc. The lift takes you quite high up and then you have to walk up a few steps no big deal ... But it is definitely worth it and I highly recommend it. Under the arch there is beautiful walkways where people sell all kinds of ornate products on stalls.
  • Landmark in Lisbon. The busy street that ends in the fantastic arch. Great views from the top.