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Rua Augusta Arch

R. Augusta 2, 1100-053 Lisboa, Portugal
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Lisbon's Triumphant Arch Lisboa  Portugal
Lisbon's Triumphant Arch Lisboa  Portugal
Lisbon's Triumphant Arch Lisboa  Portugal
Lisbon's Triumphant Arch Lisboa  Portugal

Lisbon's Triumphant Arch

Blame it on all those years admiring the Arc de Triumph in Paris as I made my way on my daily commute; but I love a beautiful and strong visual monument at the beginning or end of a grand avenue. This example of one in Lisbon is especially sweet.

Originally designed to house a bell tower, the Rua Augusta Arch is a historical building on Commerce Square, that was built to commemorate the city's rebirth after the 1755 earthquake.

How appropriate that a French sculptor is responsible for the stone representations of Glory, Valor and Genius at the top.




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over 2 years ago

The view at the top

After suffering some renovations and cleaning, the arch has now a lift that will take you to the terrace at the top of the arch and admire the downtown and also Praça do Comércio.