Estátua do Rei D. José I

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About Estátua do Rei D. José I

Dominating the Praça do Comércio with a regal poise that even the pigeons respect, the Estátua do Rei D. José I is more than a monument; it's a testament to resilience. Mounted on his horse, King José I surveys his city, a silent guardian of Lisbon's reconstruction following the devastating 1755 earthquake. This bronze behemoth is not just a statue; it's a symbol of the city's rebirth, standing tall as a reminder of the strength and determination that rebuilt Lisbon from the ashes. Here, history doesn't just whisper; it gallops.

Best time/season to visit:
The statue and its surrounding square are a spectacle in all seasons but visit in the spring to see the king bask in Lisbon’s splendid bloom.

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