Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), Lisbon

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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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  • Much enjoyed our visit to this famous and immense square. A must go when in Lisbon. Very scenic and an icon of the city.  more »
  • Good to see but not recommended restaurants over there, overpriced and quality not as good as in other places in Lisbon  more »
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  • Looks lovely. You can't miss it if you visit Lisbon. Lots of places around to have a drink and eat something and great atmosphere. We walked through it several times while we were there and every time it was breathtaking.
  • This is the heart of Lisbon. A very beautiful, well kept plaza. Full of tourists all the time, but that’s to be expected. Also, just watch out for pickpockets and guys trying to peddle drugs (mostly marijuana). But other than that it’s great!
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