Praça do Rossio

Square in Lisbon

Praça Do Rossio, Lisbon
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Rossio Square, also known as Praça do Rossio or Pedro IV Square, serves as the vibrant heart of Lisbon, drawing both locals and tourists alike to its bustling surroundings teeming with bars and restaurants.

Nestled in the Baixa neighborhood, at the northern terminus of Rua Augusta and proximate to Restauradores Square, Rossio Square pulsates with life, offering a plethora of renowned dining establishments, lively bars, and enticing shops.

Regarded as Lisbon’s premier accommodation hub, Rossio Square and its adjacent thoroughfares present an ideal location for lodging.

Attractions in Rossio Square:

  1. Column of Pedro IV: Dominating the square’s center, this monument commemorates Pedro IV of Portugal, adorned with four female figures symbolizing the king’s virtues: Justice, Wisdom, Strength, and Moderation.
  2. D. Maria II National Theatre: Founded in 1842, this theater replaced the former Estaus Palace, once the seat of the Portuguese Inquisition. A statue of Gil Vicente, a notable Portuguese playwright, adorns its facade.
  3. Rossio Railway Station: Constructed in 1887, this station boasts a distinctive facade and serves as a departure point for trains bound for Sintra.
  4. Café Nicola: With a history spanning over two centuries, Café Nicola stands as one of Lisbon’s most iconic coffee shops, renowned for its exquisite art deco facade and rich cultural heritage.

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Visiting Praça do Rossio

Address: Praça do Rossio, Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 20 minutes
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