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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