One Thing, Three Ways: Rossio Square

Rossio Square has been one of Lisbon, Portugal’s main squares since the Middle Ages. Over the years it has been the backdrop of revolts, celebrations, bullfights, and executions.  Today it is a lovely, open space frequented by locals and tourists.

Here are three photos from Rossio Square.  What do you think?  Do you have a favorite below?

Opera copy

Rossio Square Photo #1.  The National Theatre marks one end of Rossio Square while the square itself is paved with traditional Portuguese mosaic stones.

Fountain by Opera copy

Rossio Square Photo #2.  The bronze fountains in the square were imported from France.  I bet they are really amazing when they are filled with water and operating in the warmer months.

Square by Opera copy

Rossio Square Photo #3.  The Square has been a meeting place for centuries, and some of the cafes and shops that surround it date back to the 18th century.

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2 thoughts on “One Thing, Three Ways: Rossio Square

    • Thanks! As I was looking at the photos later, though, I wish I had captured a little something “more” in the reflection, though…

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