Rossio Square

Discover travel destinations of travelers writing a travel journal on FindPenguins.

17 travelers at this place

  • Day2

    Der Rossio - Praça dom Pedro IV

    October 1, 2019 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    Unser nächstes Ziel war dann ein sehr großer und bekannter Platz der Stadt, der Rossio. Offiziell Praça dom Pedro IV genannt. Der Platz befindet sich im Stadteil Baixa und ist seit dem Mittelalter das Zentrum der Innenstadt. Er war in der Vergangenheit Schauplatz zahlreicher Feiern und Revolutionen. Heute ist er vornehmlich beliebter Treffpunkt sowohl der Lissabonner Einwohner, als auch der Touristen. Der aktuelle offizielle Name Praça dom Pedro IV erinnert an den portugiesischen König Pedro IV., welcher später brasilianischer Kaiser Pedro I wurde. Eine Bronzestatue des Königs befindet sich auf einer Säule in der Mitte des Platzes. Das wunderschöne Gebäude am Ende des Platzes mit den großen Säulen ist das Nationaltheater. Nachdem wir uns am Platz etwas umgesehen hatten ging es weiter, allmählich in Richtung Tejo, dem Fluss an dem Lissabon liegt.Read more

  • Day2

    Lagos, Portugal.

    February 18, 2018 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 8 °C

    Finally arrived after 27 hours on the road. The trip was pretty uneventful. Arrived Lisbon around 6:15 am, huge lineup at passport control, but our bags arrived without delay and we caught a cab to the train station without any problem. Caught the train and 3 1/2 hours later, we arrived in Lagos. Literally planes, trains and automobiles! Rental car was waiting at the train station. A real plain jane, but meets our needs. Gorgeous weather awaited us. Sunny, warm and a fabulous sea breeze. The apartment we rented way exceeds expectations. Nothing fancy, but everything we need and very clean. 2 bed 2 bath with large terrace, a sea view (and a washing machine)! Now, were off for a trip to the grocery for supplies then I imagine sitting on the terrace with our feet up and adult beverages in hand. Stay tuned.Read more

  • Day4

    Jet lag day!

    February 20, 2018 in Portugal ⋅ ☀️ 13 °C

    Not much happening today...jet lag! Beautiful, sunny day. Had our breakfast on the patio listening to the seagulls down in the swimming pool. Quick trip to the store and a nice, long nap. Isn't life great? The photo was taken 2 years ago. There are wonderful rock formations and grottos where you can take a boat trip within walking distance from our apartment.. On our list of things to do!Read more

  • Day7

    Good bye to Portugal , next stop Madrid

    September 22, 2017 in Portugal ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    Checked out of our fantastic air bnb around noon and took one last look around. We went back into Sao Bento train station, easily the most gorgeous train station ever. Beautiful tile mosaics on the walls and high arched ceilings. We bought a sandwich and some fruit and walked back over the bridge to Gaia and sat in the park overlooking the Douro river with Porto on the other side. Such a beautiful sunny day. We brought along our 2 unfinished bottles of wine and ate our lunch in the park. Drinking wine right out of the bottle is perfectly acceptable and we were hardly alone . 😊 What a fantastic way to end our stay in Portugal. Sadly we made our way to the airport by metro and are awaiting our plane to our next stop ... Madrid Spain 🇪🇸Read more

  • Day7

    Rossio Square - lisbon

    June 12, 2018 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Rossio Square, lots of interesting views from the square. You can see the ruins of the Convento de Carmello up in the Bario Alta on the hill, and the castle on the other side in the Alfama.

    I loved the purple hotel that was renovated on the one side of the square, SW corner? Some buildins were renovated, others tiled and others in disrepear with the roofs growing things out of them..... much like Havana, but not so much actually crumbling.

    We continued up the R. Augusta till it meets with Rossio square. A big open square with 2 fountains and a large statue in the centre. Lots of wave tilings.
    • Because of its elongated shape, and long use it is believed this was a roman racetrack 2,000 years ago. These days it is cars
    • The colonnaded national theater is at the far end. American fast food chains (colin went to the MacDonalds to use the bathroom)
    • The column in the square honors Pedro IV king of Portugal and emperor of Brazil
    • The square once held a palace that functioned as the headquarters of the inquisition. It was demolished and in an attempt to erase its memory, the national theatre was built in its place.
    • You can see the Convento de Carmo
    • And the Elevador de Santa Justa
    • You can also catch glimpses of the castle on the other side of the valley
    Read more

  • Day7

    Rossio square - lisbon

    June 12, 2018 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    That is the national theatre, on the site of an old palace

    the sta justa elevator going up to the Bario Alto

    looking up another side street, see the flight of stairs, that heads up to the Bario Alto. We were there yesterday not at the very top of those stairs, but just midpoint when we were looking for the carmelittes church. we headed back up the street as we had gone down too far.Read more

  • Day1

    Le Grand Depart

    February 24, 2017 in Portugal ⋅ 🌙 12 °C

    Nous y voilà enfin: le grand départ pour notre Big Moon en Amérique de Sud.
    C'est donc l'heure de notre premier post sur notre blog tant attendu (nous savons nous faire désirer). Nous vous écrivons donc depuis l'aéroport de Lisbonne où nous sommes en transit pour Rio!!!
    A la pesée des sacs Guillaume 14kg, Ariane 12kg... bon et puis on a les petits sacs a dos en plus: 5kg pour Guillaume et 5kg pr Ariane. Autant dire que nous allons avoir les cuisses musclées.
    État d'esprit super excité mais on à encore du mal à se rendre compte que nous sommes vraiment parti pour 7 mois et demi.
    Rendez-vous à Rio pour voir si ca nous fait réaliser
    Read more

  • Day47

    Figueira to Lisbon

    October 16, 2015 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    We rented a car to make the roughly 200 km ride to our home for the next 7 days, Lisbon. I got a nasty surprise when I dropped the little Fiat off to the Europcar concession in Lisbon as the one-way charge cost more than the actual rental charge. I had booked the car through a third party provider, AutoEurope, for what I thought was an all inclusive price that had the drop off fee built in. I apparently didn't read the fine print. Oh well, I won't make that mistake again.

    In any event, we took the slow scenic route down the coast and were treated to incredible vistas as we drove south. We stopped for lunch at about the half way point in the resort town of Nazare, and to check out their highly reputed scenery. We were not disappointed. When we drove into town, the Google Maps app brought us straight to the scenic lookout that towers over the town 360 meters below. Unlike Figueiro, the beach here had plenty of people strolling along the sand and even a few brave souls paddleboarding in the frigid water.

    After taking in the views from above, we drove down to sea level and were equally as impressed by the beauty of the cliff we had just been standing upon. We followed some locals into a cafeteria style restaurant and had (what else ?) a delicious bowl of vegetable soup and some rice and beans for lunch.

    The rest of the journey was less spectacular as we used the highway to bring us in to Lisbon. Once we arrived, after a week in sleepy Figueira, I was unprepared for the narrow one way streets crowded with pedestrians and autos alike. Fortunately, the Portuguese are, for the most part, very courteous drivers, so my hesitant, and sometimes bad driving was tolerated.

    We arrived at our apartment a little after 3:00 and were greeted by the owner, Tomas, who is a most gracious and helpful host.

    After we settled in, I wanted to drop Brenda's bike off to a local Dahon dealer to repair the damage caused by the accident and then return the rental car. Of course, by this time we were approaching rush hour and traffic was a nightmare. Add in the hilly, winding, narrow one-way streets, traffic cops forbidding me to turn left at certain intersections and, after 45 minutes of utter frustration, I cried Uncle, gave up on the bike shop and headed straight to the rental agency to get rid of the car.

    We walked back to the bike shop to have the repairs done and from there wandered the streets of Lisbon to scope out the territory.

    It's a beautiful city and we're looking forward to exploring it thoroughly. I must say that I didn't think anywhere could be hillier than Porto, but I couldn't have been more wrong. With all this climbing I have a feeling that we'll be leaving Portugal with buns of steel.
    Read more

  • Day22

    Happy 5th (9th) anniversary!

    October 21, 2015 in Portugal ⋅ 🌙 19 °C

    Waking up in the hospital after a blood transfusion is not the ideal way to start an anniversary. Sadly, the meal we had at "Princesa do Castelo" did not brighten the day. We started the meal with nachos and hummus but the cumin they put into the hummus was just... weird. For our mains, we shared a tagine (over rice rather than couscous) and a veggie dish done in a tomato coconut sauce. I liked the latter well enough but the tagine was only OK. Both dishes were verging on cold which was a little off-putting, and the whole dining experience was underwhelming ;-(

    We stopped off at the mercado to get a bottle of Portuguese bubblies and we also picked up some pastries on the way home. All's well that ends well.
    Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Platz Rossio, Rossio, Rossio Square, Praça Rossio

Join us:

FindPenguins for iOSFindPenguins for Android

Sign up now