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RESTAURADORES SQUARE

The center of Lisbon

Restauradores Square This large square commemorates the country's liberation from 60 years of Spanish rule in 1640.

In the center is a patterned pavement surrounding a 30-meter high obelisk with two bronze figures on the pedestal depicting Victory and Freedom.

On the west side is Foz Palace, the former residence of the Marquis of Foz, now housing a national tourism office.

Built from the mid-18th to the mid-19th centuries, the palace may only be visited with special permission. The interior and its furniture were inspired by Paris' Versailles Palace and the most interesting rooms are the Renaissance-style Stove Room, the Mirror Room, and the atrium of the chapel of Our Lady of Purity.

Next to the palace is a building known as Eden Cinema, now serving as an aparthotel (which may be booked here). Built in 1929 it is considered an art deco marvel, with its lavish interior having masqueraded as a Russian hotel in the Wim Wenders film "Until the End of the World."

A few steps away is the much photographed Elevador da Gloria, a funicular that links downtown to the Bairro Alto district.

Another popular attraction in this square is Lisbon's "Hard Rock Cafe", which is always a popular attraction for homesick tourists or memorabilia collectors of the world-famous music-themed restaurant.

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How to Visit

Where: Baixa
How: Metro - Restauradores Station

Sights Nearby

Avenida da Liberdade - The city's main avenue.
Rua das Portas de Santo Antão - Pedestrian street lined with seafood restaurants.
Rossio Station - A monumental train station.
Rossio Square - Lisbon's elegant main square.
Figueira Square - Busy square and transporation hub.
São Domingos Church - A church marked by tragedy.
Comercio Square - Monumental riverside square.
Municipal Square - Home of the City Hall palace.
Rua Augusta - The city's main shopping street.
Conceição Velha Church - Church that survived the Great Earthquake.
Santa Justa Elevator - An Eiffel Tower-like landmark with views over the city.
Marquês de Pombal Square - A roundabout dedicated to one of the city's historical figures.
Edward VII Park - The city's largest park.





LISBON ATTRACTIONS
NEIGHBORHOODS
-Baixa (Downtown)
-Bairro Alto & Chiado
-Belem
-Alfama
-Parque das Nações
-Uptown

CASTLES & FORTRESSES
-Saint George's Castle
-Belem Tower

PALACES
-Ajuda Palace
-Fronteira Palace
-Belem Palace
-São Bento Palace

MUSEUMS
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HISTORICAL ARCHITECTURE
-Discoveries Monument
-Santa Justa Elevator
-Rossio Station
-Casa dos Bicos
-25th of April Bridge
-Monument to Christ
-São Carlos Theater
-The Aqueduct
-Campo Pequeno
-Roman Theater Ruins

MODERN ARCHITECTURE
-Vasco da Gama Bridge
-Vasco da Gama Tower
-Oriente Station
-Portugal Pavilion
-Atlantic Pavilion
-Belem Cultural Center
-Lisbon Casino
-Oceanarium
MAIN STREETS & SQUARES
-Comercio Square
-Rossio Square
-Rua Augusta
-Municipal Square
-Camões Square
-Figueira Square
-Rua Portas Santo Antão
-Restauradores Square
-Avenida da Liberdade
-Marquês de Pombal Square

CHURCHES
-Jeronimos Monastery
-Carmo Convent
-São Roque Church
-Estrela Basilica
-The Cathedral
-São Vicente de Fora Monastery
-National Pantheon
-Saint Anthony Church
-Graça Church
-Conceição Velha Church
-São Domingos Church
-Memoria Church
PARKS & GARDENS
-Edward VII Park
-Tropical Garden
-Miradouro São Pedro Alcântara
-Miradouro de Santa Catarina
-Botanical Garden
-Estrela Gardens
-Ajuda Botanical Garden
-Principe Real
-Santa Luzia
-Portas do Sol
-Docas
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-MUSEUMS
-ITINERARIES
-VIEWPOINTS
-BEACHES
-KIDS & FAMILY Attractions
-PHOTO GALLERY