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We didn't go to the Theatre. But our Daughter needed a toilet in an emergency. In Rosario Square ( I think that's the name of the square ) there is a lack of public restrooms. So, I brought Her into the Theatre and asked if...More
The tour lasted just over an hour with an English speaking guide. She was excellent and we saw the theatre from top to bottom (seamstresses room; small theatre; main auditorium; dressing room; foyer; and area for scene painting. We were a small group of eight....More
Teatro Nacional Dona Maria II located on Rossio Square is really a beautiful architectural piece. It is constructed to celebrate birthday of Queen Dona Maria II. Nonetheless we have time constraint and cannot enter to see the internal part of the theater.
Unfortunately we couldn't go on the tour, the guide talked for 4mins in Portuguese then 30secs in English, another 4mins in Portuguese then 30secs in English, we realised this wasn't going to work :-(
It is a beautiful building though.
The beautiful theatre building at Rossio Square is constructed to mark the birthday of young Queen D. Maria II. In fact the whole building has been reconstructed after the damage by fire in 1964 but it looks pretty nice around the neighbouring structures.
I can't tell you how impressed I am with the tile work in lisbon...it enhances all the buildings esp this teatro with its lovely accented colored words.
This area and mainly the building is a must see. Such a beautiful building.
A pending candidate to become a World Heritage Site, Lisbon's downtown (the "Baixa Pombalina", or simply "Baixa") is a perfect example of anti-earthquake 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 Rossio and Restauradores, outlets and shops in the Áurea, Augusta, Prata and other famous streets, the
imponent Praça do Comércio and its Arch, the luxury shops along the Avenida da Liberdade, this is the beating heart of the city center. The Baixa also grants easy access to trains leading to Sintra, the trams that go around the Castle hill, old neighborhoods or even take you to Belém, and Lisbon's traditional restaurants and cafes. Considering a visit to the Fashion and Design Museum (free entrance) and don't forget to try the famous liquor, "ginjinha"!