Arco do Triunfo, Lisbon

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Monument · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
A commemorative arch dedicated to recovery from the 1775 earthquake, Arco do Triunfo boasts 7 m (23 ft) statues at its top, representing glory, valor, and ingenuity. Originally a bell tower, this neoclassical structure took over a century to become what it is today. Standing over 30 m (100 ft), it welcomes you to the historical area of Lisbon. Look for statues of Vasco da Gama, Nuno Alvares Pereira, Viriato, and Marquis of Pombal at its lower level. Climb the arch's gazebo to get panoramic views of Rua Augusta. See Arco do Triunfo and all Lisbon has to offer by arranging your trip with our Lisbon day trip planner.
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  • Triumphal arches are usually placed to commemorate any specific victories from the time of ancient Rome. This triumphal arch was erected without reference to a specific victory. There were no...  more »
  • I passed by it on the way to Castle Jorge, and made sure I walked to it after. Imposing, elegant, and a great piece of history along with engineering. One side opens up to a expansive courtyard area.....  more »

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