Praca do Comercio (Commerce Square)
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The Praça do Comércio is the largest of Lisbon’s mighty plazas that is positioned on the edge of the Tagus estuary. This location was traditional where traders would sell their foreign wares and financiers would fund perilous expeditions to the far reaches of the known world.
The wealth of Portugal was channeled through this single point of the Praça de Comercio, which when translated into English means Commercial Square. For visitors the square is both an appealing tourist sight and important transport hub. Departing from the northern side are trams that head west to the Belém district and at the southern side is a ferry terminal that cross the River Tagus.
As a tourist attraction the Praça do Comércio is the grandest of Lisbon’s squares with traditional painted buildings lining the three sides and a magnificent statue of King José I positioned in the centre. To the northern edge is the entrance to the Rua Augusta, which is marked by the decorative and ornate Arco da Rua Augusta. The Praça do Comércio Lisbon is one of the finest sections of the capital and indicates the power and influence Portugal once commanded.
Info per http://lisbon-portugal-guide.com/Baixa-Lisbon/praca-do-comercio-lisbon-portugal-guide.php
Beautiful square and lots of rooms for kids to run!
A beautiful and very large square that faces onto the Tagus River. Big statue in the centre. The Triumphal Arch forms part of the walls of the Square and it really is a sight to behold. Kids liked it as they could run and play and then they played on the steps near the water. Nothing particularly kid friendly about it aside from the fact that it is spacious for them to move. A must see when in Lisbon.
- 3-5 years
- 6-9 years
Pros and Cons
- Pram friendly
- Room to move and play