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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. Use our Lisbon trip planner to add Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco) and other attractions to your Lisbon vacation plans.
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  • you get a feeling of how this much have impressed rulers and grand visitors arriving to the capital when Portugal was an empire. Happily the colonies are gone but the historic feel of the square was....  more
    you get a feeling of how this much have impressed rulers and grand visitors arriving to the capital when Portugal was an empire. Happily the colonies are gone but the historic feel of the square was....  more »
  • The Praca is a nice square right on the water. The arch is at the southern end of Rua Agusta. If you happen to be in Baixa, the plaza is a great stop for 20-30 minutes but there's really nothing... 
    The Praca is a nice square right on the water. The arch is at the southern end of Rua Agusta. If you happen to be in Baixa, the plaza is a great stop for 20-30 minutes but there's really nothing...  more »
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  • Spacious, nicely built square in the heart of Lisbon, surrounded by spectacular buildings and monuments. It offers a beautiful, wide-angle view of the Tagus River. It is worth watching during the day and in the evening. It is easily accessible from St. Jerome’s Monastery by tram nr. 15.
  • Nice place to visit. It was home to Lisbon’s Royal Palace until the earthquake brought it to the ground on 1755. The palace now stands elsewhere, and this historical palace has been restored with ornate arches. You can enjoy an amazing view of the River Tagus standing from that spot.

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