Monument to King José I at Praça do Comércio


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Monument to King José I at Praça do Comércio

The Monument to King José I can be found right in the middle of Praça do Comércio — Lisbon's grandest square. The square, still often referred to as Terreiro do Paço by the locals, is the perfect starting point for your exploration of the city. The square is hugged by historic buildings complete with countless columns. The statue of King José I faces the Tagus River — a gateway to the New World, now a busy transportation hub with a ferry terminal and connecting tram lines.

Do & See

A true modern metropolis that can compete with any world capital in the number of attractions, Lisbon is a city that is on the up and up. Best known for its colonialist history, rich architectural tradition and Fado music, the city is perfect for long walks — hike up the hills of Alfama or at St George's Castle to get the most spectacular views. Romans, Berber pirates, Moorish builders and brutal Reconquista knights left their mark on the urban fabric of the city. Most of the best sights, restaurants and nightlife spots are situated along the river. Dive headfirst into the bohemian atmosphere of Lisbon.