Downtown Places to Visit

Downtown Places to Visit

The Triumphal Arch at Commerce Square, 1875

The Triumphal Arch at Commerce Square, 1875

  Urban development of the banks of the Tagus river (the Ribeira) was given a definitive impulse in the early 16th century, when King Manuel I built a new royal residence – the Ribeira Palace – by the river, outside the city walls. The area was further developed with the building of a port, ship building facilities (the Ribeira das Naus), the […]

Church of Nossa Senhora da Conceição Velha

Church of Nossa Senhora da Conceição Velha

  The Church of Nossa Senhora da Conceição is a church in the civil parish of Madalena, in the municipality of Lisbon. The Church of Conceição dos Freires, or Conceição Velha, (known as theChurch of the Misericórdia) was not included in the original plans to reconstruct the Lisbon riverfront, even though it was partially ruined. Instead, King Joseph gave the monks from the Church of Nossa […]

Cais das Colunas, Lisbon main entrance

Cais das Colunas, Lisbon main entrance

  It doesn’t matter where you come from, you should start your visit to Lisbon right here… this Columns are Lisbon main entrance.   Queen Elizabeth visit in 1957 to see the “Bergatim Real” visit the Navy Museum in Lisbon Cais das Colunas is situated in Commerce Square – Praça do Comércio. “Cais” means “dock/pier” and “colunas” […]

Lisbon Downtown interpretation, Lisbon Unravel

Lisbon Downtown interpretation, Lisbon Unravel

Lisbon Unravel, Lisbon Reconstruction and Lisbon Downtown interpretation Most of you know that Lisbon is a city with plenty of architectural heritage of immense cultural value. All those who have wandered through Lisbon, noticed the huge statues of Gods and Goddesses in the facades of the buildings but how many of us have stoped to […]

Sao Roque Church, Lisbon

Sao Roque Church, Lisbon

The Church of São Roque is a Catholic church in Lisbon, dedicated to St. Roch and sent build in the late sixteenth century, with the collaboration of Afonso Alvares Alvares and Bartolomeu Alvares. Belonged to the Society of Jesus, and its first church in Portugal, and one of the first Jesuit churches worldwide. Was the […]

Chiado, Lisbon Shopping District

Chiado, Lisbon Shopping District

The Chiado is one of the most iconic and traditional city of Lisbon. Located between Bairro Alto and Baixa. In 1856, with the creation of the literary guild, a club of intellectuals of the time, Chiado became the center of Portuguese Romanticism, obligatory passage point for anyone who wanted to be known in the city. […]

The Lisbon Regicide, Commerce Square – Old Terreiro do Paço

The Lisbon Regicide, Commerce Square – Old Terreiro do Paço

The Lisbon Regicide was the name given for the assassinations of King Carlos I of Portugal and his heir-apparent, Prince Royal Luís Filipe(Duke of Braganza), by assassins sympathetic to republican interests and aided by elements within the Portuguese Carbonária, disenchanted politicians and anti-monarchists. The events occurred on 1 February 1908 in the Praça do Comércio along the banks of the Tagus River in Lisbon, commonly referred to […]