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Praça do Império

On this page you find practical information, photos and videos about Praça do Império.

Praça do Império features in these preplanned City Guides:

1-day Lisbon City Guide3-day Lisbon City Guide5-day Lisbon City Guide

Why visit / Interesting facts:

  • Largest square of the Iberian Peninsula
  • Covered by a beautiful city garden

Time required: 30 minutes

Public transport:

  • Tram Line 15: Mosteiro Dos Jerónimos stop

Address: Praça do Império, 1400 Lisbon

Things you need to know:

  • Praça do Império (Empire Square) is a large city square in Lisbon
  • It was built for the 1940 Portuguese World Exhibition
  • With its size of 280m by 280m, it is the largest square of the Iberian Peninsula and one of the largest in Europe
  • On the north side the magneficient 15th century Jerónimos Monastery boarders the area
  • A beautiful city garden occupies the center of the square. The garden is 3.300 m2 (35520 ft2) large and has a sizable fountain in the middle
  • The sqare commemorates the power and greatness of the old Portuguese Empire

What to do there:

  • Relax in the beautiful garden enjoying the view of the majestic Jerónimos Monastery

Tips & Insights:

  • To cross the road to reach the sea front go through the tunnel
  • Do not miss the best pastries in town: the café Antiga Confeitaria de Belém (near the monastery) serves delicious custard tarts since 1841

Praça do Império features in these preplanned City Guides: