Praça do Comércio has just been opened again after being closed for a while to have some conservation works done. So now it the perfect moment to get to Lisbon and enjoy this renewed square that is just 15 minutes in walking distance from Equity Point Lisboa Hostel.
Praça do Comércio was the old maritime entry to Lisbon and it’s considered to be one of the most beautiful squares in Portugal. Some of the buildings surrounding the square are official government agencies.
One of the sides of the Praça do Comércio is open to the Tajo River with its jetty and estuary. But the main visual impact comes from the Dom José I statue –until 1755 there was an Apollo statue but an earthquake destroyed it-.
Lisbon’s Praça do Comércio is a must visit at every trip to the city. And remember you won’t find a better placed hostel in Lisbon than Equity Point Lisboa.
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