Estatua do Marques de Pombal, Lisbon

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The Marquess of Pombal Square is an important roundabout in the city of Lisbon, Portugal. It is located between the Avenida da Liberdade and the Eduardo VII Park in the former parish of Coração de Jesus and in the quarter of Santo António.The square is the radiating point for various important avenues: Liberdade, Duque de Loulé and Fontes Pereira de Melo, as well as the streets Braamcamp and Joaquim António de Aguiar.Its name is a reference to Sebastião José de Carvalho e Melo, 1st Marquess of Pombal, 1st Count of Oeiras, the powerful prime-minister who ruled Portugal from 1750 to 1777. In the middle of the roundabout there is a large column dedicated to him, built between 1917 and 1934 and created by Adães Bermudes, António Couto and Francisco Santos. A bronze statue of the Marquess is on the top, with a lion - symbol of power - by his side. The Marquess is shown looking towards the Baixa Pombalina, the area of Lisbon that was rebuilt under his direction after the disastrous 1755 Lisbon earthquake.The Blue and Yellow lines of the Lisbon Metro stop at Marquês de Pombal station, which was called Rotunda until March 1998. Eighteen bus lines operated by Carris also serve the square.
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  • During our first day in Lisbon, my wife and I enjoyed a nice walk along the Avenida da Liberdade. Before walking back to our hotel, we walked up to Marquis of Pombal Square. In the center of the...  more »
  • Very large statue or monument right in the middle of a huge roundabout. Super large and very detailed. Easy to get to and obviously free to see  more »
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  • Nice and beautiful place. The area is very nice so make sure to walk in this area
  • Became a regular place of rest and refreshment. Good coffee and fresh fruit juice. Plus a public toilet free to use.

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