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Located in Lisbon's Praca do Comercio at the waterfront, this imposing statue is of Don Jose, the Portuguese king at the time of the 1755 earthquake that devastated the city.
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Pracio del Comercio, Lisbon, Portugal
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 2 February 2014

Take time to learn about Dom Jose and you will appreciate the monuments around Lisbon. I understand he was so ill while the statue was being sculptured they couldn't get a good likeness. This is why the helmet is more intricate than his head. Wonderful...More

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Reviewed 26 June 2014

Located in Lisbon's Praca do Comercio this is a statue of the King on a horse. Kind of hard to get a great shot of it, but if you stand just right, with the sun on the front, you can get a picture of it...More

3  Thank John R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located in Praca do Comercio square along the Tagus River. Very interesting statue. Lots of fine details. King Jose l was in power when the 1755 earthquake and tsunami devastated Lisbon,

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Large statue in the middle of the central square in Lisbon. Impressive. Great place to start a tour.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This impressive statue commemorates Joseph 1 of Portugal it is situated in the Praça do Comércio and it cannot be missed , due to it's size, when visiting the Square. Joseph was the King when the great earthquake hit Lisbon on 1 November 1755, in...More

Thank David D
Reviewed 8 October 2018

He was king during the 1755 earthquake that killed more than 100,000 people. His leadership at the head of the very costly reconstruction (of which Marquess de Pombal played a major role) and thus won the affection of his people. What our guide told us...More

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Reviewed 23 September 2018

One of the most impressive sights in my favorite part of Lisbon, Commerce Plaza. It literally dominates the area. Lots to do in this area that is chock full of restaurants, shops and cafes

Thank Chinapjs
Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

The size of the statue was a surprise. It is quite imposing and looks impressive against the blue sky. Well worth a visit.

Thank ozrick33Sydney
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

Large statue honoring Dom José I in the center of Placa Comércio. Our tour guides provided some context on Dom José and the statue which made it more interesting than just viewing it. There isn’t much going on in the massive Placa Comércio but if...More

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Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Statue of King Jose 1 on a horse marching to the water. Located in a plaza with restaurants spread around. Walking away inland are tons of shops. Worth a look if it’s a nice day and you are in the mood for a stroll.

Thank shatterah
Reviewed 23 July 2018

Can't miss it as it's the big statue in the middle of the commercial square justo off the water. Magnificent noble buildings all around. The arch, and lots of food.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 30 June 2018

This is a lovely statue, which we visited again, after a couple of years. This time, however, the statue was located in the middle of the Eurovillage during the Eurovision Song Contest week, which should've been interesting for the statue, in case it was a...More

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A pending candidate to become a World Heritage Site,
Lisbon's downtown (the "Baixa Pombalina", or simply
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construction, having been rebuilt following the 1755
earthquake by the famous Marquês de Pombal (hence its
name). Its offer is vast: restaurants and cafes in
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