Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), Lisbon

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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  • The large square right on the waterfront was a big disappointment. A beautiful statue, and the Portuuese "Arc de Triumph" were nice, and the wine tasting centre was good, but nothing has been done to ...  more »
  • if you are not a shopper, ignore all the temptations and spend some time on that small won't regret it. this is my second favourite place in Lisbon.  more »
  • I loved tumble this sublime with views of the Tagus River, beautiful, large terraces buildings on-site Museum, a kiosk at giginha, its trams and other tuc tuc... The atmosphere is conducive to relaxation and l wonder. Perfect for to stroll and continue along the Tagus River. The downside: little reprensatif of the authenticity of the Portugal, too touristy with prices accordingly. Instead of wine worth as well as the Museum of beer.
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