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Rua Augusta Arch

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Augusta Arch

The Rua Augusta is the main street in Lisbon's Baixa district. It connects the square with Trade Rossio. Next to Commerce Square rises this Arc. It was designed by Santos de Carvalho and built in 1873 to celebrate the rebuilding of the city after the great earthquake of 1755. Its statues represent, among others, Vasco de Gama and the Marquis of Pombal.

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The Triumphal Arch

On the north side of Plaza del Comercio, the Arco da Rua Augusta is the start of Rua Augusta, the most important street of the Baixa. The Triumphal Arch da Rua Augusta was designed by architect Santos de Carvalho to celebrate the rebuilding of the city after the earthquake. Construction ended in 1873 and its statues represent, among others, Vasco de Gama and the Marquis of Pombal.

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