Arco da Rua Augusta

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About Arco da Rua Augusta

The Arco da Rua Augusta is where Lisbon struts its stuff, arching its architectural eyebrows at passersby from the foot of the majestic Praça do Comércio. 
Make no mistake, this triumphal arch isn't just a gateway to the bustling Rua Augusta; it's a monument to the city's resilience, rising from the ashes of the 1755 earthquake with a swagger that says, "Is that all you've got?" Climbing to the top offers a panoramic view that'll make your heart sing fado tunes, capturing the Tagus on one side and the endless charm of Lisbon streets on the other. It's history with a view and possibly the best selfie spot in the city.

Best time/season to visit:
The arch is a year-round showstopper, but the view from the top is particularly breathtaking in the late spring when Lisbon blooms in full colour.