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Praca do Comercio - Lisbon

Praca do Comercio - Lisbon

The grandiose climax of the Marques do Pombal's designs for Lisbon where the waterfront square.

The statuue in the foreground is Dom Jose, the king at the time of the great earthquake and the cities rebuilding.

Also known as Terreiro do Paco - it was the location of the assasination of King Carlos I and his son which led to Portugal becoming a republic.

photo G Fischer