Praça do Comércio, Lisboa, Portugal, 2002

It is locally known as Terreiro do Paço (palace square). This was a site of the Royal palace built in 1500 and destroyed in the eartquake of 1755. Square was completely rebuilt in symetrical design with two towers and the monumental entrance to the downtown area of Lisbon (Baixa). It is now without palace in the middle and named Praça do Comércio to signify its new function. Dominationg the centre of the square is the equestrian statue of King José I, inaugurated in 1775.
In the south side square opens up across the wide expance of the river Tagus.

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In july 2010 we visited this square again, it still looks exactly the same.




sociability
8
ceremonial
x
uses & activities
7
religious
x
access & linkages
9
social
x
comfort
8
residential
x
image
9
court yard
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tourist value
8
with park
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total
48
street, shopping
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