Praca Marques do Pombal, Lisbon

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If you travel around Lisbon, you will probably end up at Praca Marques do Pombal, an important roundabout in the city center. Several major bus lines run through this point, which features a large column in the center. The column commemorates Sebastião José de Carvalho e Melo, First Marquis of Pombal, the renowned prime minister who ruled Portugal from 1750 to 1777 and rebuilt the city after a terrible earthquake. If you plan on driving here, be prepared for the challenge of heavy, hectic traffic. Plan your visit to Praca Marques do Pombal and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Lisbon online trip maker.
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  • Praca Marques do Pombal is really a huge and elaborate traffic roundabout. It looks enormous, and it is! In the centre there is the very tall monument to a Portuguese important man, by the name of...  more »
  • Lisbon has many monuments so all depicting historic figures of Portugal. This Praca marks the start of Lisbon downtown area. It is surrounded by a big and busy roundabout and nearby are several...  more »
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