Like many of the cities in Europe, there are a number of beautiful public squares in the city of Lisbon.
Most of these squares highlight the Portuguese culture, history, architecture, and art. One of the main characters with all of these squares is that they are bustling and vibrant.
It is a place that is the locals and the tourists interact, buy stuff from the shops, or even enjoy the cafes and restaurants.
The following list contains the best public squares in Lisbon:
✦ 1. Praça do Comércio Public square In Lisbon
A visit to this square is one of the top 3 things to do in Lisbon. It will ensure that your visit to this city is complete. This is because Praca do Comércio is one of the most beautiful squares in this city. It is a lively square that has great architecture, and it plays hosts to a number of cafes and restaurants.
The Rua Augustus Arch marks the entry of the square and in the middle, there is a great monument.
This square does not only have a spectacular atmosphere but also it is a place where you can access the trams and the ferry at the River Tagus.
✦ 2. Praça Dos Restauradores
This is a big square that is worth taking a few minutes and enjoy before moving to the other attractions in your stay in Lisbon.
The Monument to the Restorers is located at the center of this square. This is a tall monument that was erected in the late 1880s to pay tribute to the Portuguese independence.
This square offers a perfect location to meet up with your guide, or to get the metro or even end up at the Hard Rock Cafe.
✦ 3. Rossio Square (King Pedro Iv Square)
This is one of the busiest squares in the city of Lisbon.
In the middle of Rossio Square, there is a monument of King Pedro IV and on the 2 sides of the monuments stands the baroque fountains. And just like many other squares in the city, the floor of the square has beautiful wavy patterns.
The Nacional D. Maria II which is a historical building is located on one of the sides that surround the square.
In this area, there are so many eating places to choose from and then you can also do some shopping.
✦ 4. Praça do Império Public square In Lisbon
This is the most picturesque square in the city of Lisbon. It is situated next to the Jeronimos Monastery in Belem.
This is the perfect place to take breaks and spend some time after visiting all the attractions in the Belem district.
In the middle of the square, there is an impressive water fountain that is surrounded by the well laid out gardens. These gardens are peaceful and pleasant with nice hedges.
From here, there is a great view of the monastery.
✦ 5. Praca do Marques de Pombal Square
This square is named after Marques Pombal. This is a politician who was behind the reconstruction of this city after it was destroyed by an earthquake.
In the middle, there is a monument that is also dedicated to this great hero.
Indeed, Praca do Marques de Pombal has one of the busiest roundabouts in the city of Lisbon. The reason being that it connects 3 busy roads.
Last but not least, take a stroll at the Park Eduardo VII which is located just across the square. This park provides a great panoramic view of the square.
✦ Some Tips
- Like any other big city watch out for the pickpockets
- Watch out for classic tricks used by conmen
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