Praça da Figueira
Praça da Figueira is framed by whizzing traffic, Pombaline townhouses and al fresco cafes with stellar views of hilltop Castelo de São...
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...
Teatro Nacional de Dona Maria II
Rossio’s graceful neoclassical theatre has a somewhat hit-and-miss schedule due to underfunding. Guided tours on Mondays (except August)...
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 Dom Pedro IV · interesting places nearby
Simply Rossio to locals, Praça Dom Pedro IV has 24-hour buzz. Shoe-shiners and lottery-ticket sellers, hash-peddlers and office workers drift across its wave-like cobbles, gazing up to its ornate fountains and Dom Pedro IV (Brazil’s first emperor), perched high on a marble pedestal.
And these cobbles have seen it all: witch burnings and bullfights, rallies and 1974 revolution carnations. Don’t miss Estação do Rossio , a frothy neo-Manueline station with horseshoe-shaped arches and swirly turrets. Trains depart here for Sintra.