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"Rua Augusta - Augusta Street" Rua Augusta & Arco da Rua Augusta Tip by Birsen

  Arco Rua Augusta
by Birsen

Comercio Square opens onto Rua Augusta through the triumphal arch (which on the Rua Augusta side has a clock with filigreed stone reliefs). This is a lively pedestrian street with mosaic pavements, outdoor cafes, international shops, and the occasional street artist and peddler. Immigrants from Africa and South America offer items of wood, metal, or leather, while other vendors sell books, souvenirs, sunglasses, paintings, t-shirts, and anything else to attract the crowds passing by.

This street will be familiar to those who have seen the movie Gulliver's Travels, in which the Lilliputians wheeled Ted Danson, as Gulliver, through the arch.

Parallel to Rua Augusta is Rua dos Correeiros, where there is a small section of Roman baths beneath the Millenium BCP Bank. The ruins and mosaics uncovered during renovation work on the bank are open to the public for only a weekend a year.

Address: Rua Augusta 2, 1100-053 Lisboa
Directions: Rossio metro stop

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  • Written Oct 2, 2007
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