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RUA AUGUSTA

Lisbon's main pedestrian street



Rua Augusta


Comercio Square opens onto Rua Augusta through the triumphal arch (which on the Rua Augusta side has a clock with filigreed stone reliefs). This is a lively pedestrian street with mosaic pavements, outdoor cafés, international shops, and the occasional street artist and peddler.

The terrace at the top of the arch can be accessed through an elevator, offering 360º views over downtown.

This street will be familiar to those who have seen the movie Gulliver's Travels, in which the Lilliputians wheeled Ted Danson, as Gulliver, through the arch.

On Rua Augusta is also a small section of Roman baths beneath the Millenium BCP Bank. You may visit the ruins and mosaics uncovered during renovation work on the bank for free, on a scheduled guided tour.

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Rua Augusta

Visitor's Guide

Where: Baixa
How: Metro - Rossio Station



Attractions Nearby

Comercio Square - Monumental riverside square.
Municipal Square - Home of the City Hall palace.
Conceição Velha Church - Church that survived the Great Earthquake.
Santa Justa Elevator - An Eiffel Tower-like landmark with views over the city.
Rossio Square - Lisbon's elegant main square.
Figueira Square - Busy square and transporation hub.
São Domingos Church - A church marked by tragedy.
Rua das Portas de Santo Antão - Pedestrian street lined with seafood restaurants.
Rossio Station - A monumental train station.
Restauradores Square - Large busy square.
Avenida da Liberdade - The city's main avenue.





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