Praça Luís de Camões

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Praça Luís de Camões, Lisbon, Portugal

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An other nice tile floor ! Mar 06, 2011
A well known attraction in , the Praca Luis de Camoes is a transition square between the Chiado and Bairro Alto districts of the city. It contains a memorial statue to Luis de Camoes, a 16th century poet, regraded as one of the greatest in the history of Portugal who lived from 1524–1580. He has been compared to Virgílio, Dante, Cervantes or Shakespeare. In the middle of the square is a 4m tall statue of A statue of Luis de Camoes, shown in this panorama. It is mounted on a pedestal surrounded by eight important Portuguese scientists and authors.

Praça Luís de Camões is surrounded by numerous cafés, including café A Brasileira, arguably one of the best known cafés in Lisbon where intellectuals and artists have met for generations. This panorama gives an overview of the square, with two baroque churches, Igreja do Loreto (Church of Loreto) and Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Encarnação (Church of Our Lady of the Incarnation). Also visible is the Eléctrico amarelo da Carris (Electric Yellow Carris tram).

Praça Luís de Camões acts as a gateway to the Bairro Alto, one of the most colourful quarters of Lisbon, full of narrow alleyways and little shops and cafes. The Bairro Alto has a vibrant night life and also contains the famous Café A Brasileira and various designer shops.
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