Rua Augusta Arch
R. Augusta 2, 1100-053 Lisboa, Portugal
Photo by Rita Alves
Lisbon's Triumphant ArchBlame 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.
AFAR Local Expert
about 3 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.