Arco do Triunfo, Lisbon

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A commemorative arch dedicated to recovery from the 1775 earthquake, Arco do Triunfo boasts 7 m (23 ft) statues at its top, representing glory, valor, and ingenuity. Originally a bell tower, this neoclassical structure took over a century to become what it is today. Standing over 30 m (100 ft), it welcomes you to the historical area of Lisbon. Look for statues of Vasco da Gama, Nuno Alvares Pereira, Viriato, and Marquis of Pombal at its lower level. Climb the arch's gazebo to get panoramic views of Rua Augusta. See Arco do Triunfo and all Lisbon has to offer by arranging your trip with our Lisbon day trip planner.
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  • This is the formal entrance to Baixa Chiado, the lower city. Historic and grand, best seen from the river or the river bank. Huge open square in front and arcaded buildings on 3 sides. 
    This is the formal entrance to Baixa Chiado, the lower city. Historic and grand, best seen from the river or the river bank. Huge open square in front and arcaded buildings on 3 sides.  more »
  • the arch is part of the buildings in the praca do comercio. It is historic, so don't just look at it and ignore it. It has a lot of history behind it and is quite impressive. vasco da gama... 
    the arch is part of the buildings in the praca do comercio. It is historic, so don't just look at it and ignore it. It has a lot of history behind it and is quite impressive. vasco da gama...  more »
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  • Nice archway that you can see from many places in the city. From this side it is the best. Take a couple of pictures and enjoy it presence then walk down to the waterfront and take a look at the scenery. All in all a solid place to have a look around, would definitely recommend to stop by and have a look.
  • Very nice spot to look out over the city. I've been up here a few times over the last number of years and always pretty nice. The traffic light system for climbing the stairs is great.

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