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Praca Marques do Pombal, Lisbon

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If you travel around Lisbon, you will probably end up at Praca Marques do Pombal, an important roundabout in the city center. Several major bus lines run through this point, which features a large column in the center. The column commemorates Sebastião José de Carvalho e Melo, First Marquis of Pombal, the renowned prime minister who ruled Portugal from 1750 to 1777 and rebuilt the city after a terrible earthquake. If you plan on driving here, be prepared for the challenge of heavy, hectic traffic. Add Praca Marques do Pombal to your Lisbon travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Lisbon tour planner.
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  • this large and imposing statue sits at the junction of a number of wide streets about half a mile up the hill from the main harbour. It offers lovely vistas down the avenida da liberdade and should be...  more »
  • The square is small, more a roundabout to a square, but the monument is beautiful. In the surroundings has banks, hotels.
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  • Very beautiful and central square, shopping centre where one of the most beautiful avenues: Avenida da Liberdade
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  • Great view, lots of turists.