Praça da Figueira
Praça da Figueira, which means Square of the Fig Tree in English, is located in the Baixa neighborhood of Lisbon. In 1755 there was a strong earthquake that greatly damaged a hospital located where the square is today. The square was built a few decades after the earthquake, once the hospital was torn down. The square is surrounded by guesthouses, shops, and cafes, including the well known Confeitaria Nacional and Pastelaria Suica.
Along with huge flocks of pigeons, a bronze statue of King João I sitting on a horse can also be found in the square. Though the statue looks old, it only dates back to 1971. From here visitors can see the historic Castle of St. George which looks down on the square from a nearby hill. Tourists and locals alike often pass through Praça da Figueira since it is a big transport hub, and many sightseeing tours of the city start at this square.
Praça da Figueira Tours
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- Lisbon Essential Walking Tour: History, Stories and Lifestyle
- Lisbon Small-Group Portuguese Food and Wine Tour
- Lisbon Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and River Cruise
- Lisbon Combo: Hop-On Hop-Off Tour with Three Routes Including Tram
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