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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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Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco) Reviews
We went to explore the city in August and ended up in Praca do Comercio. Was pretty packed with tourists everywhere. A wide variety of bars and restaurants in that area, though ofc, at 'touristy price... more »
A huge plaza surrounded by restaurants and shopping and short walk to river side...that actually looks like the ocean. And has historical aspect if you are into that more »
Beautiful square. Some tasteful art installation or water fountain in some of the unused space would have made it better and more inviting. It felt like it was missing something, like giant Lisbon letters using Portuguese tiles. That would be nice to see.
Giant square. Very impressive. Recommend visiting at sunset to enhance your experience and to avoid the heat if you’re visiting in the summer. Consider doing a free local walking tour. Ours took us here. Great way to kill 2 and half hours and learn about what you’re actually seeing from local knowledge.
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