Commerce Square

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The Commerce Square, also known as Palace Square, is one of the most majestic squares of Lisbon. This is where the royal palace stood for over two centuries until 1755, when its was destroyed by the Great Earthquake.

The Commerce Square, also known as Palace Square, is one of the most majestic squares of Lisbon. This is where the royal palace stood for over two centuries until 1755, when its was destroyed by the Great Earthquake.

After this episode it was totally remodeled by Marquis of Pombal, the King’s prime minister, and transformed into the main maritime entrance to Lisbon. The north side of the square is dominated by an impressive 19th-century triumphal arch that leads to Rua Augusta and at the centre stands the bronze statue of King José I on his horse, symbolically crushing snakes on his path. The spacious arcade buildings extended around three sides of the square are now occupied by government administrative offices and some restaurants. Due to its size this place is frequently used to hold several social events such as art exhibitions, concerts or manifestations. A place you can’t miss!

written by tmmluis on 2008-11-18 in #world #locations #yashica #square #lisbon #historic #architecture #monument #downtown #portugal

4 Comments

  1. paper_doll
    paper_doll ·

    quem vir vai achar que isso está sempre cheio de árvores pintadas! lol
    que mania de meter sempre os títulos em inglês... e até os nomes? "Marquis of Pombal""? man... :p

    as fotos estão perfeitas, não fosse a máquina ser fantástica... very nice work! :)

  2. babo
    babo ·

    Concordo com a Ana... "Marquis of Pombal"?!? Seja como for as fotos são fantasticas! Muito bom trabalho sim senhor! Já agora... que maquina usaste? e o filme? Sensia 100?

    Abraço

  3. tmmluis
    tmmluis ·

    Pois, eu percebo a crítica mas como aqui existem tantos utilizadores de diversas nacionalidades acho que fica mais legível utilizar os termos em inglês para toda a gente perceber. Além disso "Marquês do Pombal" não é um nome próprio de uma pessoa, é um título, e tem tradução. Anyway, só acho que alguém não Português percebe melhor assim...
    Usei a Yashica GSN da Ana com um sensia 100. Tive sorte, as cores ficaram fantásticas! :-)

  4. saidseni
    saidseni ·

    As fotos estão espetaculares, até o símbolo do Metro parece bonito! :P

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