Trip Planner: Europe / Portugal / Central Portugal / Lisbon District / Lisbon / Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco)
Now an elaborate and decorative waterfront square, Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco) was once home to the royal palace. Before the Great Earthquake of 1755, the royal family lived here. Today, the square acts as a port of entry to Lisbon. Meet with friends or begin your tour of the city at this central square, which houses the main tourism office on its west side. The square features a statue of King Jose I, a triumphal arch, and the Lisboa Story Center--an interactive museum. Explore the square and consider stopping in nearby restaurants and cafes, such as the famous 18th century Café Martinho da Arcada. Use our Lisbon trip planner to add Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco) and other attractions to your Lisbon vacation plans.
Tours to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco)
Private Tour: Best of Lisbon Walking Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $54
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Best of Lisbon Guided Walking Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $26
Duration: 3 to 4 hours
Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco) reviews
We go here often. The first few times, we took photos - night and day. Enjoyed the sculptures, sites, trolleys and street cars. There is also live entertainment on occasion. Sometimes jugglers... more »
This square, built to restore the old town after the earthquake in 1755, is the symbol of the city. It is quite open area and it is full of terraces, restaurants and also includes the tourist... more »
This is one of the most beautiful plazas in the world according to my Lisbon tour guide, because in one of its sides it has a beautiful river view. It is s very important plaza where important celebrations are made. For example, new Year's Eve. It also has an important historical content because in that place they killed the kings and ended the monarchical model.
A beautiful square with a lot of eateries lined on all sides. The architecture is magnificent!!!! So clean and well maintained. In fact the paved stones look polished. It's the wear and tear of millions of people and tourists who visit there. The river side is so pleasant and the walk along the river side is refreshing. It is serene, calm and peaceful. The best pineapple slices and juices are sold here by friendly cart vendors. Artists sell their paintings and sketches. You can take a jetty or boat ride. I loved this part of Lisbon and a must visit while in Portugal.
Plan your trip to Lisbon
Get a personalized planA complete day by day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
See all ›
Side trips from Lisbon
Hidden gems in Lisbon
See all ›
See all ›
Nearby attractions in Lisbon
Plans to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco) by other users
28 days in Spain, Paris & Lisbon BY A USER FROM INDIA April, popular sights Preferences: April Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 30 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, popular sights Preferences: November Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 60 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, popular sights Preferences: July Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 10 days in Lisbon BY A USER FROM INDIA October, popular sights Preferences: October Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 15 days in Lisbon BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA December, popular sights Preferences: December Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 22 days in Portugal BY A USER FROM INDIA November, popular sights Preferences: November Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium