Praca Marques do Pombal
Praca Marques do Pombal
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  • BradJill
    Hong Kong, China1,60,055 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Impressive monument, lot of traffic
    This is a large public square enclosed by a major double roundabout at the northwest end of Ave. da Liberdade and just to the southeast of Parque Eduardo VII. It is a very busy junction where several major avenues converge, resulting in a steady and constant stream of traffic circling the square. There is a Metro station here which is serviced by the Blue and Yellow lines. The square is highlighted by a 36-metre tall grand monument to the Marqués de Pombal who governed over Portugal from 1750-1777 and famously oversaw the reconstruction of the city after the devastating 1755 Lisbon Earthquake. Note, while the monument is impressive, there is so much traffic and noise here during the day, making it somewhat challenging to enjoy compared to many other statues and monuments around the city.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 29 June 2023
  • Heli P
    Helsinki, Finland6,406 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Most central square
    Many of the biggest hotels are situated around the square and on Avenida da Liberdade leading downtown. The blue metro line going in direction of the riverfront connects here with the yeollow line travelling uptown. There are even lanes for bicycles circling the statue. Due to it's grandiose size it is not a location for cafeteria terraces.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 7 November 2023
  • Thomas V
    Oakland, California17,052 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Huge Traffic Circle in the Center of Town
    Since we were staying in an apartment in the Saldanha area, we passed through this big traffic circle many times in taxis, on foot, and underground. There is a big Metro station here. Lots of banks and hotels. And lots of traffic, so much that it is not pedestrian friendly. Big statue in the middle devoted to the guy who rebuilt Lisbon after the big earthquake. A major crossroads where big streets come together. On a hillside, so walking is difficult.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 19 November 2023
  • James S
    Toronto, Canada625 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Centre of the City
    Praca Marques do Pombal was practically the first monument we saw in Lisbon, not surprisingly as it was literally around the corner from our hotel. During the week this served a practical purpose as it was easy to find our way home after a day of sight seeing. Once we saw the monument we knew where we were. Spotting it isn’t that hard either, the centre of the square contains a massive stone column topped by a statue of the Marques do Pombal astride a line that is in of itself almost 40 metres high. It was constructed between 1917 and 1934 The Marques, Sebastião José de Carvalho e Melo, 1st Marquis of Pombal was the Prime Minister of Portugal from 1750 t0 1777. He was responsible for numerous advancements and reforms during his tenure but is best remembered for his efforts to rebuild the city after the earthquake of 1755. Around the base of the column are numerous other statues many of which are representative of this event. The square itself is a massive traffic circle or roundabout which served to maintain the flow of traffic into the city’s centre along several major avenues. It is also an important transit hub with a Metro (subway) station underneath that serves two ( Blue and Yellow) of the four lines in the city. Just to the north is a bus hub that serves some 15 different routes. The Square is located at the northern end of Av, da Liberdade and serves to connect this broad tree lined boulevard with Parque Eduardo VII making a long narrow greenspace pointing directly to the heart of the city.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 20 December 2023
  • Lilac G
    115 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely.
    Lovely place, heavy traffic, lively atmosphere. I went there every night of my trip to visit Mac Donald's for an apple pie after dinner and walk around. Luxurious hotels, metro station and huge streets, like Avenida de Liberdade on one side.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 7 January 2024
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Lilac G
Athens,Greece115 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Solo
Lovely place, heavy traffic, lively atmosphere. I went there every night of my trip to visit Mac Donald's for an apple pie after dinner and walk around. Luxurious hotels, metro station and huge streets, like Avenida de Liberdade on one side.
Written 7 January 2024
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James S
Toronto, Canada625 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Praca Marques do Pombal was practically the first monument we saw in Lisbon, not surprisingly as it was literally around the corner from our hotel. During the week this served a practical purpose as it was easy to find our way home after a day of sight seeing. Once we saw the monument we knew where we were.

Spotting it isn’t that hard either, the centre of the square contains a massive stone column topped by a statue of the Marques do Pombal astride a line that is in of itself almost 40 metres high. It was constructed between 1917 and 1934

The Marques, Sebastião José de Carvalho e Melo, 1st Marquis of Pombal was the Prime Minister of Portugal from 1750 t0 1777. He was responsible for numerous advancements and reforms during his tenure but is best remembered for his efforts to rebuild the city after the earthquake of 1755. Around the base of the column are numerous other statues many of which are representative of this event.

The square itself is a massive traffic circle or roundabout which served to maintain the flow of traffic into the city’s centre along several major avenues. It is also an important transit hub with a Metro (subway) station underneath that serves two ( Blue and Yellow) of the four lines in the city. Just to the north is a bus hub that serves some 15 different routes.

The Square is located at the northern end of Av, da Liberdade and serves to connect this broad tree lined boulevard with Parque Eduardo VII making a long narrow greenspace pointing directly to the heart of the city.
Written 20 December 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Thomas V
Oakland, CA17,052 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
Since we were staying in an apartment in the Saldanha area, we passed through this big traffic circle many times in taxis, on foot, and underground. There is a big Metro station here. Lots of banks and hotels. And lots of traffic, so much that it is not pedestrian friendly. Big statue in the middle devoted to the guy who rebuilt Lisbon after the big earthquake. A major crossroads where big streets come together. On a hillside, so walking is difficult.
Written 19 November 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Heli P
Helsinki, Finland6,406 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
Many of the biggest hotels are situated around the square and on Avenida da Liberdade leading downtown. The blue metro line going in direction of the riverfront connects here with the yeollow line travelling uptown. There are even lanes for bicycles circling the statue. Due to it's grandiose size it is not a location for cafeteria terraces.
Written 7 November 2023
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Oscar R
Odivelas, Portugal2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Business
I do recommend , besides the view from the top of the park next to the Marques de Pombal you can reach most parts of Lisbon , like walking till downtown or travel using the subway and reach most parts of Lisbon
Written 14 August 2023
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rayraysworld
Warwick, UK1,990 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
beautiful monument on a large island in a very impressive area. sadly was almost surrounded by scaffolding and fencing but this happens.
Written 10 August 2023
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BradJill
Hong Kong, China1,60,055 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
This is a large public square enclosed by a major double roundabout at the northwest end of Ave. da Liberdade and just to the southeast of Parque Eduardo VII. It is a very busy junction where several major avenues converge, resulting in a steady and constant stream of traffic circling the square. There is a Metro station here which is serviced by the Blue and Yellow lines.

The square is highlighted by a 36-metre tall grand monument to the Marqués de Pombal who governed over Portugal from 1750-1777 and famously oversaw the reconstruction of the city after the devastating 1755 Lisbon Earthquake.

Note, while the monument is impressive, there is so much traffic and noise here during the day, making it somewhat challenging to enjoy compared to many other statues and monuments around the city.
Written 29 June 2023
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johnhp702
Derby, UK18,667 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
Imposing statue in the middle of a roundabout it is worth the time to just stand and watch the traffic manoeuvring around it.
Written 29 May 2023
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Alien W
818 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
The impressive square is just before the park, so you cannot miss it. It is also the starting poing of the most important street of Lisbon.
Written 30 April 2023
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Rschagrin
Delray Beach, FL18,157 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
A statue of the Marquis de Pombal dominated the center of the park. He was responsible for designing the new Lisbon after the devastating 1se of the statue 1755 earthquake. At the base of the statue are representations of the earthquake and tidal wave that destroyed the city plus a female with outstretched arms signifying the emergence of the new city.

It is a large roundabout at the north end of the Avenue da Liberdade.
Written 11 December 2022
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