Arco Triunfal da Rua Augusta

The Arc of Augusta Street is a triumphal arch located in the northern part of the Commerce Square, on Augusta Street in Lisbon, Portugal.

Its construction began after the 1755 earthquake, specifically in 1775, but this first version, which may not have been completed, would be demolished in 1777, after the beginning of the reign of Queen Mary I and the Marquis of resignation Pombal. In 1873, began the construction of the arch according to project architect Veríssimo José da Costa, dating back to 1843/44, have been the work completed in 1875.

At the top of the arch, you can see Célestin Anatole Calmels sculptures, while a lower plane are sculptures of Victor Bastos. The Calmels sculptures represent the Glory, crowning the Genie and Value. The sculptures of Victor Bastos represent Nuno Alvares Pereira, Viriato, Vasco da Gama and the Marquis of Pombal.


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