When accessing the Praça do Comércio in Lisboa, Portugal you will immediately see a triumphal arc – the Arco da Rua Augusta. It was planned after the earthquake in 1755 and commemorates the Portuguese exploration activities throughout the world.
The first arc was destroyed in 1777 on request of Queen Maria I. In 1875 the current building was opened again. Today you can take an elevator up to the top and watch the city from there. The entrance is located on the reverse side of the building. Observe the opening times to not stand in front of closed doors.
Arco da Rua Augusta
Rua Augusta 2