Plazas and squares, Lisbon
Right next ot our hotel and also the starting point for the walk up to the castle is the Praca de Martim.
Or Rossio. This is a very busy square with some beautiful architecture and some less beautiful people.
The statue of the 16th century epic poet Luiz de Camões lies in the center of the square with his name. This square in fact is the border between Chiado and Bairro Alto
This monument measures 27.5 meters. The figure of D. Pedro IV is on top. On the pedestal there are allegories of Justice, Wisdom, Strength and Moderation, qualities attributed to Dom Pedro IV.
The statue lies in the center of the square and consists of a bronze equestrian statue... unfortunately is usually smothered by flocks or pigeons.
Great place for people watching is Rossio, dominated by two grand squares Praca D.Pedro IV and Praca de Figueira.
Nice place to take a break from your shopping in nearby Baixa.
An interesting square, surrounded by very nice buildings (on the north side, there's a theater and in the center two fountains). You can sit outside one of its several caf?s and enjoy the sun.
Walking up from the Plaza do Comercio you will get to the Praca Pedro I right before the station of Rossio.
If you go strait from Sta Luzia, you will arrive to Largo das Postas Do Sol, a beutiful spot where you will find the beautiful red building of Museu de Artes Decorativas and a wonderful miradouro
This is a very beautiful area that has beautiful mosaics on the ground, beautiful fountains, and you can even see the castle from here.