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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August 7, 2009

Restauradores Square By Night

Restauradores Square (Praça dos Restauradores) in central Lisbon is an impressive sight by day or night.

Restauradores Square By Night

The square was laid out in the 19th century and celebrates the "restoration" of Portuguese sovereignty from 60 years of Spanish occupation in 1640.

The obelisk in the plaza has two bronze figures on a pedestal representing Victory and Freedom and was built in 1886.

The old Éden Cinema by architect Cassiano Branco is now a hotel with a distinctive Art Deco façade dating from the 1930s.

Nearby is the Elevador da Gloria.

Restauradores Square By Night

The nearest Metro station is Restauradores Station.

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August 1, 2009

Portugal Embassy Tokyo

Portugal is the European country with the longest relationship with Japan as Portuguese explorers were the first western visitors to arrive on Japanese shores in the late 16th century.

Portugal Embassy TokyoPortugal Embassy Tokyo

5F, Kamiura Kojimachi Bldg.
3-10-3 Kojimachi
Tokyo 102-0083
Tel: 03 5226 0614
Fax: 03 5226 0616


Exit 3, Kojimachi Stn, Yurakucho Subway Line.
Exit 4, Hanzomon Stn, Hanzomon Subway Line.
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