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Arco da Rua Augusta
Type: Attractions, Family Friendly, Great Views, Historic Sites, Outdoor Activities, Outdoor Activities - Summer, Outdoor Activities - Winter, Sightseeing
The triumphal arch, better known as the Rua Augusta Arch, is one of the city's most recognised historic monuments. Standing on the north side of Praca do Comercio. The 19th-century landmark was... Read More
The triumphal arch, better known as the Rua Augusta Arch, is one of the city's most recognised historic monuments. Standing on the north side of Praca do Comercio. The 19th-century landmark was designed by architect Santos de Carvalho to celebrate the reconstruction of the city after the 1755 earthquake. The roof is surmounted by an allegorical figure of Glory , crowning figures representing Genius and Bravery with wreaths. As well as acting as a gateway into Rua Augusta the arch also provides visitors with sweeping views from its belvedere, across the square and the river to the south and over the Baixa district to the north.
- Best for Attractions near Cruise Port Because: The views from the monument's roof take in the city's entire downtown area and the riverfront. You can even see your own cruise ship!
- Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: After decades of neglect the arch and its clock room have been fully renovated and opened to the public.
- Best for Sightseeing Because: Closed to the public for many years, the recent re-opening of the arch has provided visitors with another spectacular Lisbon sightseeing opportunity.