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Praça do Comércio
Among Lisbon's most scenic and iconic attractions is the Praça do Comércio...
It was a short stroll away from central Baixa, but I had bad luck: the some of the buildings were under restoration work.
The Praça do Comércio is also known as Terreiro do Paço and it's located in the southern part of Baixa, on the bank of the Rio Tejo.
One of the city's main attractions, it offers a great view towards the Rio Tejo's bay area.
The Arco da Rua Augusta and the King José I statue mark the sight.
Arco da Rua Augusta
This square too was remodelled following the 1755 Lisbon Earthquake, which tragically destroyed much of it.
That massive earthquake killed between 10,000-100,000 people and had a magnitude of 8.5-9 degrees (estimated).
The beautiful arch and the statue of King José I
The Praça do Comércio is not only a good sightseeing spot, but also a place for periodically-held open-air cultural events, concerts.
Exploring this place can be a pleasant walk. Perhaps you'd also want to have a beer in a nearby bar or restaurant - there are plenty...
The western side of Praça do Comércio
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