Arco Triunfal da Rua Augusta, Lisbon

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A commemorative arch dedicated to recovery from the 1775 earthquake, Arco Triunfal da Rua Augusta boasts 7 m (23 ft) statues at its top, representing glory, valor, and ingenuity. Originally a bell tower, this neoclassical structure took over a century to become what it is today. Standing over 30 m (100 ft), it welcomes you to the historical area of Lisbon. Look for statues of Vasco da Gama, Nuno Alvares Pereira, Viriato, and Marquis of Pombal at its lower level. Climb the arch's gazebo to get panoramic views of Rua Augusta. See Arco Triunfal da Rua Augusta and all Lisbon has to offer by arranging your trip with our Lisbon day trip planner .
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  • We walked toward the Arco Triunful and could see the beautiful monument ahead. Oncew there, that was it. Alarge open square behind with not much there, and back we went. The monument itself is very be...  more »
  • It is close to the praça do Comércio. The arc is beautiful and worth to book a time to meet you along with the square.
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  • Not till I saw the Lisbon story was I aware of the significance of the arch.Not as eye-catching as similar structures in other cities.  more »
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  • Best possible view of the square and the river. The entrance can be easily missed, look for it on the left side of the Avenue leading to the arch. Get your camera ready and indulge yourself.
  • Beautiful landmark of Lisbon. It is nice to admire it from the floor and observing its uncountable details. Also, it is possible to pay an amount of Euros and go up to this place and observe Lisbon’s surroundings from the top.
  • Incredible view from the top! Going inside the clock and rising above to view the square below! Absolutely amazing!!
  • An elevator takes you to the clock level then very narrow steep stairs get you to the outside observation level. The view of Lisbon and the river is spectacular. The cost was €2.50 per adult, children under 5 free.
  • A must see! Beautiful at night and less people in your pictures...

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