Praça da Figueira
Igreja de São Domingos
It’s a miracle that this Baroque church still stands, having barely survived the 1755 earthquake, then fire in 1959. Dating to 1241, its...
Simply Rossio to locals, Praça Dom Pedro IV has 24-hour buzz. Shoe-shiners and lottery-ticket sellers, hash-peddlers and office workers...
Squeeze into this hole-in-the-wall bar to natter with locals over a ginjinha (€1.40) or three and admire the azulejos .
Mercado da Baixa
This tented market/glorious food court on Praça da Figueira has been slinging cheese, wine, smoked sausages and other gourmet goodies...
Praça da Figueira information
Praça da Figueira is framed by whizzing traffic, Pombaline townhouses and al fresco cafes with stellar views of hilltop Castelo de São Jorge. At its centre rises gallant King João I, once celebrated for his 15th-century discoveries in Africa, now targeted by pigeons and gravity-defying skateboarders.