A plaza near Rossio Station, also known as Rossio Square. In winter there's a big Christmas tree here, the surrounding trees are decorated with lights and there's a low-key Christmas market. The plaza is dominated by a statue column of Pedro IV and a fountain, and the open plaza is a good place to stand back and take in the architecture around. There are good views of the impressive ruined convent on the hill above.
Rossio Square is the popular name of the Pedro IV Square (Portuguese: Praça de D. Pedro IV). It is located in the Pombaline Downtown of Lisbon and has been one of its main squares since the Middle Ages. It has been the setting of popular revolts and celebrations, bullfights and executions, and is now a preferred meeting place of Lisbon natives and tourists alike.
We can only tour ride to visit this place. This is one of popular square in Lisbon.
One of the main squares in downtown Lisbon. Location of all the Inquisition horrors during the 1500s with most of the buildings destroyed in the Lisbon Earthquake of 1755. Great meetup spot as it both a stop on the metro and the location of the Rossio train station. The cobblestone Portuguese payment that throws a great 3D wave effect was added in the 19th century.
Easily accessible train station. If you want to go to Sintra, trains depart from here frequently.
Rossio is also known as Praça dom Pedro IV, and it’s the Lisbon’s main square. The most important building you’ll find in Rossio is the National Theater . At its right sits the former site of the Palace of the Inquisition.An earthquake in 1755 almost completely destroyed this district. After the quake the neighborhood was reconstructed following a regular grid.
The beautiful hundreds-of-years-old Rossio train station is located at the Rossio square adopting a facade of Neo-Manueline architecture, in the buzzing center of Lisboa. We hopped on a train here to board the Sintra line which connects Sintra (Sintra train station) with Lisboa (Rossio), the train is extremely efficient and convenient, it's present every 20 minutes and getting on the train is as easy as going into a Metro station. Having a Lisboa card gives access to the Sintra line for free.
A nice busy square downtown, surrounded by restaurants, caffes, with D Maria II Theatre on the background.
The Palace of Estaus, the seat of the Inquisition was built on the north side of the square and the Rossio was frequently used as setting for public autos-de-fe,( the ritual of public penance of condemned heretics, jews and apostates that took place after the Inquisition had decided their punishment) and executions by hanging or burning at the stake.
Nice square with an attractive fountain. Home to a Christmas market in-season.