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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?

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

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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.

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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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  1. All great, but I’m fascinated by the reflections in the last one:)

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    • 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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