With this entrance ticket you can gain entry to the Rua Augusta Arch viewing platform at your leisure. Book with confidence with FREE CANCELLATION Buy online before you arrive to avoid queues and have the convenience of the e-ticket on your phone…
Daily: 09h00 - 19h00
Dominating the north side of the square is the mighty Rua Augusta Arch, supported by six columns support a broad cornice emblazoned with the Portuguese coat of arms. Atop the structure is not the bell tower as originally planned but a group of statues representing Glory rewarding Valour and Genius designed by the French sculptor Célestin Anatole Calmels (1822- 1906). These triumphant sculptures do not celebrate a famous battle but the victory over tragedy. Below Calmels's statues are the figures of Viriatus, Nuno Álvares Pereira, Vasco da Gama and Marquis of Pombal designed by Vítor Bastos.
Opened to the public in August 2013 after being totally renovated, visitors are able to enjoy the fabulous viewpoint at the top via an elevator where you're able to enjoy 360º views. Inside, in the Clock Room (Sala do Relógio), visitors can also discover the history of the Rua Augusta Arch, from the moment construction began after the earthquake until its completion in 1875. Its clock face is on the northern side of the arch overlooking the Rua Augusta.
78 - 81 Terreiro do Paço, 1100-148, Lisboa, Portugal
38º 42' 28.7" N | 09º 08' 8.6" W
Lisboa Story Centre is an innovative exhibition space dedicated to the history of Lisbon, inspired by the array of facts and events that have shaped the city. Located in the east wing of the newly renovated Praça do Comércio, this interactive visitor attraction comprises six public areas, featuring state-of-the-art technology. [ More About ► ]
The Posto de Turismo Lisboa Welcome Centre is a great place to pick up leaflets and a range of tourism advice. Here you can purchase a money-saving 'Lisboa Card' if you plan to make the most of your visit. The Welcome Centre also offers advice about available accommodation within the city and surrounding area. There's also a café on-site for perusing tourist brochures at your leisure, an exhibition hall and a souvenir shop.
Daily: 09h00 - 20h00 (last entry 19h00)
Terreiro do Paço, 1100-148 Lisboa, Portugal
38º 42' 26.8" N | 09º 08' 15.9" W
+351 210 312 810
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More commonly known as Sala Ogival, the ViniPortugal tasting rooms, offer wine tasting from different Portuguese wine regions. In addition to the regular daily wine tasting, Wines of Portugal Tasting Rooms also offer a programme of wine-related events, such as the launch of new wines and producers, demonstrations, workshops, themed events, amongst others. Admission is free, but for tastings you need to purchase an Enocard for the price of €2.00, which will give access to tasting two to four wines from a selection of 12 wines from different regions of the country.
Tuesday - Saturday: 11h00 - 19h00, Sunday - Monday: CLOSED
Terreiro do Paço, 1100-148 Lisboa, Portugal.
38º 42' 28.7" N | 09º 08' 08.3" W
+351 213 420 690
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Following the devastating earthquake of 1755, an international competition was held to create a statue of Dom José I based on drawings prepared by Eugenio dos Santos. The winner of the competition was Joaquim Machado de Castro. He cast the equestrian statue in a zinc, copper, and tin alloy. It resists salt air corrosion. The statue was unveiled on the king's birthday in 1775. It portrays the mounted monarch trampling snakes under the hooves of his horse. It was the first such statue to be cast in Portugal and remains a focal point in the Praça do Comércio. The statue is considered the first work of public art in Portugal. Its completion marked a pivotal moment in the career of Joaquim Machado de Castro, who became the official royal sculptor. In 2013 a conservation project was carried out to restore the cast figure and the plinth it's mounted on.
The Torreão Poente is located in the west tower in the square, roughly where a tower of the Paço da Ribeira once stood. It is a space dedicated to temporary exhibitions of medium duration, diverse themes related to the history and the present of Lisbon. Part of the Lisbon Museum who have other venires around Lisbon such as the Pimenta Palace, Roman Theatre, Santo António and Casa dos Bicos.
Tuesday to Sunday: 10h00 - 18h00 (last entry at 17h30). Monday: CLOSED
1 Terreiro do Paço, 1100-148 Lisboa, Portugal
38º 42' 24.5" N | 09º 08' 16.2" W
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A flight of marble steps lead down from the Praça do Comércio into the water's edge. They predate the 1755 earthquake and was once used to give a grand entrance to royal dignitaries visiting the old royal palace. Queen Elizabeth II disembarked from the Queen Mary yacht here in 1957. More recently, the steps were removed during the construction of the Metro station close by, but now they're back. They are frequented by those who wish to marvel at the views downstream to the bridge, especially at sunset.
The steps get their name from the two tide stained columns on either side of the steps. They're reputed to be the work of Eugenio dos Santos who was involved in the reconstruction of the square. They've aligned with the Statue of Dom José I and the arch of Rua Augusta. It's rumoured they represent the two pillars of the temple of Solomon (wisdom and devotion)
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