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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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  • The huge Praca do Comércio might seem a little cold and impersonal - but not in the hour before sunset where it kind of shrinks and get almost - cozy!? 
    The huge Praca do Comércio might seem a little cold and impersonal - but not in the hour before sunset where it kind of shrinks and get almost - cozy!?  more »
  • This spacious square, facing the harbor, has more importance to the visitor if some history of that spot is known. For example, the equestrian statue of King Joseph I with his horse trampling down... 
    This spacious square, facing the harbor, has more importance to the visitor if some history of that spot is known. For example, the equestrian statue of King Joseph I with his horse trampling down...  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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