Plaza del Rossio (official name Praça de D. Pedro IV) is in the center of Lisbon, in the Baixa district, near Rossio train station. It's a medium sized square with two fountains and a monument to Don Pedro IV, King of Portugal, in the center. From the square you see the Santa Justa Elevator and Do Carmo Church and therein lies the National Theatre Dona Maria.
this Square is one of the busiest in the city. The monument that dominates the square was built in honor of the War of Restoration, with Portugal's independence from Spain. This obelisk is at the center of the square and was made with bronze figures representing freedom. They also recorded the dates of the battles that took place during the war.
Ribeira in Oporto is one of the best places to sit and have a drink on the terrace and enjoy the charm and transfer of this area the old city. In the center you will see a mysterious cube made of brass "hub da Ribeira" I have not found the details, as I have not found information on the figure, as a puppet, which is on the front, get close to see both.
Empire Square is situated in the district of Belem, which is a must for tourists and even for a romantic evening with your partner. From the park you can see the surrounding buildings, like the Jeronimos Monastery and the Monument of the Discoveries on the banks of the River Tagus and the Belem Tower. It also boasts a huge fountain.
Was chief minister of King José I, 1750-1777, and is considered, to this day, one of the most controversial and charismatic figures of Portuguese history. He was responsible for Lisbon's reconstruction after the terrible earthquake of 1755. However, an unpleasant incident with the family of Távoras and the expulsion of the Jesuits seems to cloud its political management.
Silva Torres Conselheiro Square is in the heart of Caminha, and it is the ideal place to have a coffee in one of its terraces, from where you can see: The Church of Mercy, the Clock Tower The Casa das Pitas, and Chafariz front row, directly in the center of the square.
This beautiful plaza is an extension of S. Alameda Damaso and is at the boundary of the historic and the modern city, so it's now regarded as the heart of the city, although once it was extramural. It's a rectangular square with a central fountain that commemorates the founding of the city, surrounded by neat gardens of colorful flowerbeds and small hedges in geometric patterns. Facing this plaza is the eighteenth century Church of San Pedro and there are also fragments of walls.
This is one of the principle squares of the city. Here you can find Aveirense Theatre, the monument to José Coelho de Magallanes Estevao the Town Hall, a Baroque building constructed in the last quarter of the 18th century with a bell tower and the Church of Mercy, constructed around the year 1600, highlighting its cover and interior tiles of the 17th century. The City Council can not be visited. On your doorstep there is a sculpture of Louis Queimadela with multiple faces which is in bad condition, because it is missing a lot of faces and paint.
Praca do Giraldo is the heart of Évora, is a rectangular square surrounded by arcades, home to cafes and restaurants. It is lovely with outdoor seating to take in the pulse of the city, watching people coming and going, tourists leaving the tourist information office and taking pictures non-stop f the monuments of the square, like the church of Antao and marble fountain from the 18th century.
One of the most elegant squares of the city in a town which is a bit decadent. The square is located in the center of the old area and almost beside the Tower of Homage that are worth visiting like strolling through the gardens. In this vast expanse that forms Camoes Square, is the mother church known as St. Mary's church, the city hall facade is from the noble classical age front of the camera, a statue of D. Afonso first Duke of Bragança. In the Torre del Homenaje you can visit the Military Museum and from there see the beautiful views it offers of the city.
This square is surrounded by beautiful trees and is adorned with hedges and colorful flowers which makes it more than a beautiful garden to walk in. It's a large square in the center of the city, along the river and overlooks the Monastery of Santa Clara in all its glory. There are some quaint restaurants and cafes which I recommend, such as the restaurant Le Villageois. Its cobbled streets and brightly painted houses are another attraction - a beautiful space to relax in.
The Rodrigues Lobo Square can be found in [poi = 10787] Leiria [/ poi], in central Portugal. This square is right in the heart of the city, which is always lively. It's a beautiful place where you can contemplate the the castle's imposing figure, which is a symbol of the town. This square is surrounded by restaurants and bars. Under its arches there are plenty of terraces where you can sit, both day and night, for a coffee or whatever you feel like at that time. It's definitely a luxury that's not to be missed. At night the castle is lit so that from any point of the city to forget their presence and the view offered from the Plaza is beautiful. Don't miss this beautiful little hideaway.
The Reública Square is the heart of the city. The chafariz fountain is the main sight in the square and around it are some of the most important buildings of the city such as: the old town hall, Paços do Concelho with its Gothic arches, Mercy Hospital and the church of the same name. This square is the pulse of the city, with all the oldest shops: Libraries, haberdashery and who are displaying their lovely goods in exquisite windows, and of course the busy terrace cafes- what better place to watch the afternoon company of pigeons. The holidays is the best time to see first hand the parades of giants and big-headed carnival characters, and regional costumes.
The neglect in this square was incredible, like almost everything in Porto to be honest. The surrounding buildings were really old and rundown and ambience of the place was not very good. The São João National Theatre and the Church of San Ildefonso are located here.
Praca do Peixe is in the heart of Barrio do Mar. At present it's an area dedicated to the restoration, where people eat and in the evening enjoying a great atmosphere in the bars. In the center of the plaza is the Mercado do Peixe, unusually all the sides are glazed, allowing you to see the activity inside. At the main entrance of the market there's a beautiful fountain from 1876.
This square, old Plaza de Armas is a very nice place, but at the time we were there they were doing archaeological excavations and it was somewhat chaotic. The Municipal Museum of Archaeology is there and the former Sacred Art Museum of San Vicente Church. Another of the monuments that's really worth mentioning is the Clock Tower (Torre do Relógio), which dominates the Square of the Republic.