Lisbon's main pedestrian street
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 cafes,
international shops, and the occasional street artist and peddler.
Immigrants from Africa and South America offer items of wood, metal, or
leather, while other vendors sell books, souvenirs, sunglasses, paintings,
t-shirts, and anything else to attract the crowds passing by.
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.
Parallel to Rua Augusta is Rua dos Correeiros, where there is a small section of Roman baths beneath the Millenium BCP Bank. The ruins and mosaics uncovered during renovation work on the bank are open to the public for only a weekend a year.
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How to Visit
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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.