Praça da Figueira
Praça da Figueira is framed by whizzing traffic, Pombaline townhouses and alfresco cafes with stellar views of hilltop Castelo de São...
Igreja de São Domingos
It’s a miracle that this church still stands, having barely survived the 1755 earthquake, then fire in 1959. A sea of tea lights...
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 at 11.30am (€6).
A standout among the tourist traps of Baixa, Bacalhoeiro serves good-value Portuguese fish and meat dishes. True to name, the bacalhau ...
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 wavelike 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.