Praca da Figueira
Praca da Figueira
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The area
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Neighbourhood: Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
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"!
How to get there
  • Rossio • 2 min walk
  • Baixa/Chiado • 5 min walk
See what travellers are saying
  • SoCalOregonian
    Murrieta, California10,390 contributions
    HOME TO THE 15 TRAM
    This square is a major transportation center. Home to the origination of the 15 trams for the easy ride to the Belem district. Also, many bus lines originate from here. Just a short distance from Martim Moniz and Rossio. A very large quantity of tuk-tuk’s queue here if you so desire to ride one. There is a large equestrian statue of Dom Joao 1 located here.
    Visited February 2023
    Written 27 May 2023
  • Linda F
    Los Angeles, California9 contributions
    Not quite Praça de Figueira
    We were headed to Praça de Figueira but ended up in Roccio where there were lots of great cafes, stores & sites. It was days later while on the Hop on Hop Off bus that we realized had we turned left instead of right we would have been at the Praça. Nevertheless we enjoyed exploring.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 May 2023
  • rayraysworld
    Warwick, United Kingdom1,990 contributions
    a great experience
    Figgy square as we call it. We were in town when the Pope army were there and every night on the long building by the bus stops they showed a film on the building wall and it was great. The style was Disney-esque and it was about the Popes visit but also about the world and a bit of history. We got engaged by the statue so it's a great square for us and one to visit again.
    Visited August 2023
    Written 13 August 2023
  • Harvey M
    Peterborough, United Kingdom186 contributions
    Well placed.
    Popped in for snack/lunch to keep out of the rain. Great venue, clean, service good, nice cakes, just on main square in centre. Worth a visit if in the area and in the need of a drink and cakes.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 12 October 2023
  • Quill2005
    Ocala, Florida228 contributions
    Another of Lisbon's Plazas
    A pleasant square in central Lisbon which is largely a transportation hub for public buses and tuk tuks. When we visited there was a good craft and food market, sort of like a Christmas market, it being its last day, we were lucky to see it. Stores and cafes surround the square. A large equestrian station of Dom Joao dominates. Praca da Figueira is very near Praca da Rossio, or Rossio Square.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 January 2024
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Quill2005
Ocala, FL228 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
A pleasant square in central Lisbon which is largely a transportation hub for public buses and tuk tuks. When we visited there was a good craft and food market, sort of like a Christmas market, it being its last day, we were lucky to see it. Stores and cafes surround the square. A large equestrian station of Dom Joao dominates. Praca da Figueira is very near Praca da Rossio, or Rossio Square.

Written 5 January 2024
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Harvey M
Peterborough, UK186 contributions
Sept 2023 • Family
Popped in for snack/lunch to keep out of the rain. Great venue, clean, service good, nice cakes, just on main square in centre. Worth a visit if in the area and in the need of a drink and cakes.
Written 12 October 2023
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rayraysworld
Warwick, UK1,990 contributions
Aug 2023
Figgy square as we call it. We were in town when the Pope army were there and every night on the long building by the bus stops they showed a film on the building wall and it was great. The style was Disney-esque and it was about the Popes visit but also about the world and a bit of history.

We got engaged by the statue so it's a great square for us and one to visit again.
Written 13 August 2023
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BradJill
Hong Kong, China1,59,619 contributions
Apr 2023
Praça da Figueira is a public square just to the east of Rossio Square. Historically, it was the site of the Hospital of All Saints that was destroyed in the 1755 Lisbon Earthquake. The grounds functioned as a central marketplace later on but was cleared out in the 1950s and is now largely a transportation hub or trams and buses. There is also entry to the Rossio Metro station from the square.

There is an interesting Equestrian statue of Dom João I (1385-1433) and we found interesting craft and flea market on a couple days that we passed by during our recent stay in Lisbon. Attractive four-storey buildings surround Praça da Figueira. Ground floor establishments including various hotels, bars, eateries and retail shops including some souvenir shops.
Written 13 June 2023
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Linda F
Los Angeles, CA9 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
We were headed to Praça de Figueira but ended up in Roccio where there were lots of great cafes, stores & sites. It was days later while on the Hop on Hop Off bus that we realized had we turned left instead of right we would have been at the Praça. Nevertheless we enjoyed exploring.
Written 30 May 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.

SoCalOregonian
Murrieta, CA10,390 contributions
Feb 2023
This square is a major transportation center. Home to the origination of the 15 trams for the easy ride to the Belem district. Also, many bus lines originate from here. Just a short distance from Martim Moniz and Rossio. A very large quantity of tuk-tuk’s queue here if you so desire to ride one. There is a large equestrian statue of Dom Joao 1 located here.
Written 27 May 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.

Alien W
773 contributions
Apr 2023
There was a market opening when visiting here. We enjoyed our fast lunch here. The view to the hill is beautiful.
Written 30 April 2023
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john b
Valparaiso, IN863 contributions
Oct 2022
On walk from Rick Steves. Starts at the river and all through the Baixa. Ends at the train station ( that you take to Sintra. The walk gave us a real sense on Lisbon.
Written 17 October 2022
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Abovetheclouds
2,429 contributions
Apr 2022 • Solo
Really is nothing wonderful. Dirty with some sketchy characters. Usual shops and whatever else. The Sunday evening I walked by, there was a market selling food and drinks and quality but pricey products from bags to jewellery and more. Nice to browse. Not sure if this is always there. Otherwise don't bother!
Written 17 April 2022
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zuv
Bucharest, Romania27,166 contributions
May 2021
A large square in the center of Lisbon with a bronze equestrian statue. In the surrounding buildings there are hotels, cafés, and shops. All in all, a not out of common square.
Written 21 December 2021
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