Praça dos Restauradores

Praça dos Restauradores

Praça dos Restauradores is the fine square which sits at the southern end of Avenida de Liberdade in Lisbon's Downtown district.

The monument is known as the Obelisk and is to celebrate Portugal's independence from Spain in 1640. To the right is the Foz Palace; built in the 18th century it was bought by the Marquis of Foz in the 1890s and the façade modified.

In the middle, behind the Obelisk is the old Eden Theatre, much renovated, and now a hotel.


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