Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), Lisbon

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Now an elaborate and decorative waterfront square, Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco) was once home to the royal palace. Before the Great Earthquake of 1755, the royal family lived here. Today, the square acts as a port of entry to Lisbon. Meet with friends or begin your tour of the city at this central square, which houses the main tourism office on its west side. The square features a statue of King Jose I, a triumphal arch, and the Lisboa Story Center--an interactive museum. Explore the square and consider stopping in nearby restaurants and cafes, such as the famous 18th century Café Martinho da Arcada. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Lisbon holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco) and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • I really enjoyed my days in Lisboa, the city is lovely with small streets but many areas to explore. I could walk around and get "lost" for hours. Bring good, comfy shoes, this streets are not made fo...  more »
  • Central axis of the quarter of the 18th century in Lisbon. Leading medieval quarters at the docks preceded by the very beautiful place of trade. The layout of the streets at right angles where you can find countless restaurants. Lively but not too at night
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  • Formerly a slave landing zone, the Praça do Comércio is currently renewed and full of life. With restaurants, terraces and cosy areas, proved to be a place to know when you visit Lisbon. There, you can find beautiful state buildings, the main entrance to the city.
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  • Great starting point for touring Lisbo
  • Really beautiful and full of historical significance !
  • Beautiful scenery. My favourite spot to chill in the hot summer in lisbon.
  • A must when you visiting Lisbon! Just admire the most beautiful river in Europe💖😎
  • Very pretty place in downtown Lisbon.