Adjacent to Rossio is Figueira Square, one of the city's main bus and tram stops, and with a great view of St. George's Castle overlooking it.
The buildings surrounding the square house hotels, shops, and cafés.
Close to the center is a bronze equestrian statue of King João I, usually smothered by flocks of pigeons and surrounded by teenage skaters.
On the south side, the charming old "Confeitaria Nacional" was considered one of Europe's most elegant pastry shops when it opened in 1829, and still serves some mouth-watering cakes.
Ride Lisbon's metro, buses, and trams for FREE with the Lisboa Card.
How: Metro - Rossio
Square - Lisbon's elegant main square.
Comercio Square - Monumental riverside square.
Rua Augusta - The city's main shopping street.
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.
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.
Book your room for free (no booking fees) and pay later at the hotel:HOTELS SEARCH
Central, stylishly furnished, and cheaper than many hotels:APARTMENTS SEARCH
Stylish, award-winning budget accommodation in the city center:HOSTELS SEARCH
Skip the long lines for taxis or the hassle of navigating public transportation when you arrive at the airport, and go straight to your hotel:AIRPORT TRANSFERS
Go on a day trip or on an organized tour around Lisbon:TOURS & TICKETS SEARCH
Planning to travel around Portugal? Save time and look for the best deals here:CAR RENTAL SEARCH
Save time and money: Get FREE or reduced admission to most of Lisbon's attractions and ride the city's metro, buses, and trams for free with the Lisboa Card:ORDER YOUR CARD
Join GoLisbon on Facebook for regular updates on what's happening in the city:GOLISBON FACEBOOK