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Commerce Square (Praça do Comércio)
Commerce Square (Praça do Comércio)

Commerce Square (Praça do Comércio)

Avenida Infante Dom Henrique, Lisbon, Portugal

The Basics

Make the most of your time in Lisbon with a sightseeing tour of the city, the majority of which combine Praça do Comércio with Belém Tower (Torre de Belém), Lisbon Cathedral (Sé de Lisboa), and the historic district of Alfama. Choose to explore the city on foot or by electric bike, Segway, or air-conditioned vehicle. Hop-on hop-off bus tours also stop at the square and offer the flexibility to customize your sightseeing itinerary.

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Things to Know Before You Go

  • Praça do Comércio is a must-see for first-time visitors to Lisbon.

  • The square is flat and even, and therefore easily accessible to wheelchair users.

  • The square is within walking distance of Rossio Square and Rua Augusta.

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How to Get There

Located in Baixa (downtown Lisbon), Praça do Comércio can be reached by taking the metro to Terreiro do Paço. Most visitors arrive by metro or as part of a guided tour of downtown Lisbon.

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Trip ideas

Must-See UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Lisbon

Must-See UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Lisbon


When to Get There

Lisbon experiences the highest temperatures in July and August, when midday temps can reach the upper 80s℉ (30℃). If in Lisbon in summer, head to the square during the morning or late afternoon, as shade is very limited.

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The Best Day Trips from Lisbon

Once you’ve ticked off attractions in Lisbon proper, consider exploring farther afield. The golden beaches of Cascais, the classy casinos of Estoril, and the fairy-tale town of Sintra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site famous for its mountaintop palaces and Old Town, are all easily accessible on a day trip.

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