Tuesday, 4 September 2018

Augusta Street Arch

The Augusta Street Arch is an icon of Lisbon that catches the eye of every person who walks along the river and it is also a scenario of many pictures.

The Arch is a celebration of the pombaline and neo-classic art, but more than that it is a symbol of Lisbon’s strength to rise after the earthquake of 1755.

In 2013, after seven months of renovations, it became possible to climb to the top and get a different perspective of this remarkable monument.

Offering one of the most unique panoramic views of Lisbon, this viewpoint rapidly became one of Lisbon’s most visited sites, with over 835.000 visitors since it opened, and in 2017 it surpassed, for the first time, the 200.000 visitors mark.

The entrance is made through Augusta Street and the ticket, which costs 2,5€, grants you access to the elevator that takes you to the upper level. There, and after 30 steps, you can visit the clock room and, finally after another 40 steps, the viewpoint.

Open every day from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. this site is definitely a must-see.

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