August 29, 2009

Rossio Square By Night

Adjacent to Restauradores Square is Rossio. Rossio is one of the liveliest public spaces in the capital and surrounded by cafes and places to dine al fresco. Café Nicola, is an historic spot, where the poet Manuel Maria Barbosa du Bocage would hold court. The Pastelaria Suíça and the Ginjinha are two more places to linger with bags of tradition.

Rossio or to give it its full name - Praça de D. Pedro IV - is an historic square which was rebuilt after the earthquake of 1755. The square is paved with a traditional Portuguese wave pattern of stones and hosts two fountains. The statue of King Pedro IV on a column dates from 1874.

Rossio Square By Night

The 19th century Rossio Station remains an important transport hub to this day.

Rossio Square By Night

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