The wealth of Portugal was channeled through this single point of the Praça de Comercio, which when translated into English means Commercial Square. For visitors the square is both an appealing tourist sight and important transport hub.
Departing from the northern side are trams that head west to the Belem district and at the southern side is a ferry terminal that cross the River Tagus.As a tourist attraction the Praça do Comércio is the grandest of Lisbon’s squares with traditional painted buildings lining the three sides and a magnificent statue of King José I positioned in the centre.
To the northern edge is the entrance to the Rua Augusta, which is marked by the decorative and ornate Arco da Rua Augusta. The Praça do Comércio Lisbon is one of the finest sections of the capital and indicates the power and influence Portugal once commanded.
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