Rossio & Praca da Figueira

Rossio is the local nickname for Praca Pedro IV and with all the hustle and bustle of office workers, peddlers and tourists; it operates almost like a mini-district on its own. It certainly looks the part: cobblestone streets, fountains and perched high on a marble platform is Dom Pedro IV (first emperor of Brazil). Rossio train station, with its filigree horse-shoe shaped arches is standout, along with Teatro Nacional de Mona Maria II which harbours a dark past as the site of the Portuguese Inquisition. If you look further you’ll find Praca da Figueira which has lots of al-fresco cafes for you to sit and sip a bica as you admire the castle on the hillside.


More Places to visit in Lisbon
Basilica da Estrela
Casa dos Bicos (House of Points)
Castelo de Sao Jorge (St George’s Castle)
Convento do Carmo & Museu rqueologico
Elevador de Santa Justa
Igreja de Sao Domingos