Praça do Comércio

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About Praça do Comércio

The Praça do Comércio is Lisbon's living room, only with more tourists and fewer remote controls. This grand square, framed by its distinctive yellow Pombaline facades, is a bustling hub of activity, culture, and commerce, offering an open invitation to explore Lisbon's dynamic heart. Once the site of the royal palace and now the face of modern Lisbon, the square serves as a majestic backdrop for everything from lazy afternoon strolls to grand national celebrations. 

With the Tagus River whispering stories of explorers past on one side and the city's vibrant life pulsing on the other, the Praça do Comércio is where Lisbon’s historical grandeur and contemporary buzz meet for a coffee and decide to stay for dinner.

Best time/season to visit:
Always lively, the square is particularly enchanting in the late afternoon when the setting sun paints the buildings gold, and the cafes hum with anticipation of the night to come.