Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), Lisbon

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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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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  • A place to hang out ... and watch the run, run the Luzitanos ... it's worth appreciating the beautiful buildings ...
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  • Major site of historical value in the country, a must to visit, Beautiful architecture of the Portal of rua Augusta, great place to eat and shop, look for restaurants in the nearby streets that are more into account than the rua Augusta. There are clothing stores and many delicious pastries, recommend the Fenton, various types of traditional sweets, like santa clara and pirozhok Sintra's cheesecakes
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  • Magnificent square opening on the Tagus River where it is good to have a drink in the late afternoon. Very nice architecture.
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  • This review was specifically for the Praca during the Eurocup because they turned it into a huge beer garden, with foosball tables and a huge projector showing all of the Euro games live. It was awesome.
  • it's the main spot in Lisbon, this is where all major events happen. a huge empty space square where you can find, depending on the season, a big screen for watching football, ice skating grounds, light shows and fireworks or just the refreshing ocean breeze brought by Tejo river along with a few singers or guitar players that are usually around.
  • If you take the train into the old historical centre of Lisbon one of the first sites you see coming down the steps into the centre is beautiful. Walk through to the Augusta Street Arch and you'll find yourself in a huge square that opens up to the Tagus River; it's a beautiful place for you to take pictures. If you're thinking of taking a day trip to Belém, you can easily take either tram 15 or 127 boarding just in front of the arch in the square, and stop as soon as you see the Jeronimos Monastery. As this place is very popular with tourists, make sure to take care of your belongings! Even the taxi drivers passing by at red lights warned my family of pickpockets and to wear our backpacks at the front.
  • Because the convenient location of the Tagus river, this huge open space was the site of the royal palace for 400 years. After 1755 earthquake destroyed the first palace, the new palace occupied the three sides of the square, one side open to the river. After 1910 revolution, these building were converted to government buildings. Cruise ship landing close by, the location is convenience for tourist, some attractions and restaurants are close by.
  • Nice large public square but ruined by idiots trying to sell you things. Drugs, selfie sticks, sun glasses you name it. Seems to attract the worst type of people
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