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Rossio, Lisbon, Portugal

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Maurizioago Maurizio…
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Rossio and rua das portas de Santo Antao. Feb 11, 2018
Rossio is one of the main squares in Lisbon. Its official name is "praca Dom Pedro IV". Long ago it was used as cattle market, public execution place, bullfight arena and carnival ground. In the middle of this square a tall column with a statue of king Pedro IV is located. This square is surrounded by the Dona Maria II National Theatre, by various cafes, shops and some restaurants.

Rua das Portas De Santo Antao is a pedestrian street near Rossio where you find a good choice of restaurants, some guesthouses, several shops and a small bar where you can have a glass of ginjinha. This is a drink made by infusing sour cherries in alcohol; adding sugar and other ingredients. Ginjinha is a typical drink in Lisbon, Alcobaca and Obidos.
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slothtraveller slothtra…
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Rossio Feb 01, 2017
The main square in Lisbon is known as Rossio, although its official name is the Praça de Dom Pedro IV. The square is dominated by a large statue of King Dom Pedro IV which is in fact believed to be a likeness of Emperor Maximilian of Mexico, not Dom Pedro at all! Since a bronze of Maximilian was passing through Lisbon en route to Mexico and news had come through that Maximilian had been assasinated, Lisbon authorities decided to hold on to the statue (which was no longer needed in Mexico) in the belief that the column was so high that 'only the pigeons would see' that it was not a likeness of Dom Pedro IV! From Rossio Square, you can also see the ruins of the Carmo Convent which was destroyed in the Lisbon earthquake of 1755. The ruins have been preserved to remind inhabitants of Lisbon of the disastrous effect of the earthquake which destroyed much of the area.

I liked the tiled detail of the pavement in Rossio Square. I noticed that this detail is used in other places in the area, including outside the Town Hall in Cascais.

Address: Praça de D. Pedro IV
Carmo Convent above Rossio Square
Statue at Rossio
Rossio Square
Fountain at Rossio
Johnpro Johnpro
208 reviews
Nice Square ! Mar 06, 2011
The official name of the square is Dom Pedro IV Square, but everyone knows it as Rossio. It marks the very center of the city, a lively space known for its wave-patterned mosaic pavements which have been reproduced everywhere from within Portugal to the beaches of Rio de Janeiro and the former Portuguese colony of Macao in China.

It is faced by the neoclassical Dona Maria II Theater and a couple of legendary cafés, with the most attractive being the art deco Nicola.

In the center are two baroque fountains and a monumental pedestal holding a statue of King Pedro IV.

Some photos available to have a look !
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Liselore_Verschuren Liselore…
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Great fountains and some nice benches in the shade Sep 14, 2010
Next stop on a walking tour that starts at the Praça dos Restauradores would be the square Rossio. This large square is located south from the National Theater and is surrounded by restaurants and terraces. It has a couple of great fountains and some nice benches in the shade.

From Rossio you’ll automatically end up in a shopping area that is a mixture between souvenir shops and regular shops that sell clothing, shoes and electronic gadgets. Strolling through these streets will bring you to the Elevador do Carmo, a neo gothic elevator.
Rossio (Lisbon, Portugal)
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Dr_Seuss says:
Last time I was there all we got was hassled by drug dealers trying to sell us coke :-(
Posted on: Dec 23, 2010

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