Photographer's Note

A shot that was taken from inside the huge square just a few days before Christmas.


The Praça do Comércio reflected the wealth and ambitions of Lisbon, and Portugal in the late 18th century. Here in the plaza financiers, merchants and captains would fund and plan perilous sea-voyages to the far reaches of the known world or trade the goods from these lands.

The impressive Arco da Rua Augusta, which marks the entrance to the Rua Augusta, was only finished in 1875 almost a century after the original plans were drawn up. This delay allowed the inauguration of the tower to coincide with the centenary of the devastating earthquake. The three statues at the top of the tower represent Glory rewarding Valour and Genius and are part of the Portuguese coat of arms while the two seated figures at the base represent the two rivers of Portugal, the Tejo and Douro.

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Photo Information
  • Copyright: Tomek Tabor (quovadis) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 209 W: 1 N: 1016] (4494)
  • Genre: Luoghi
  • Medium: Colore
  • Date Taken: 2019-12-00
  • Categories: Architettura
  • Versione Foto: Versione Originale
  • Date Submitted: 2020-01-13 23:32
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