Arco do Triunfo, Lisbon

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A commemorative arch dedicated to recovery from the 1775 earthquake, Arco do Triunfo 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 do Triunfo and all Lisbon has to offer by arranging your trip with our Lisbon day trip planner.
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  • Praca do Comercio is the main and biggest square in Lisbon which once housed the Royal Palace until the devastating 1755 earthquake. The most eye catching feature on the square is this glorious... 
    Praca do Comercio is the main and biggest square in Lisbon which once housed the Royal Palace until the devastating 1755 earthquake. The most eye catching feature on the square is this glorious...  more »
  • This lovely arch is the gateway from the city to the Praca do Comercio, In many ways, this square is the centre of Lisbon and the archway is the entrance. The statues at the top, represent Glory... 
    This lovely arch is the gateway from the city to the Praca do Comercio, In many ways, this square is the centre of Lisbon and the archway is the entrance. The statues at the top, represent Glory...  more »
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  • We loved it here, everything looks so beautiful in the sunshine! The yellow walls surrounding the square and the River Tagus is altogether so lovely. I just had to stand and admire it so much and I was so grateful that my home hallway one side is painted a beautiful rich mustard :) it made me so happy.
  • A cheap ticket, and while it’s a short visit, loved the views from the top of the arch. A really beautiful area. It wasn’t busy at all and locals said tourists don’t realize they can go up there.

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