Praça dos Restauradores
Situated in the south extreme of charming Liberdade Avenue, the Restauradores Square is considered to be the starting point of the expansion of the city to the north.
One of the busiest areas in the Lisboa centre, linking the Baixa Pombalina to the Marquês de Pombal Square, Restauradores Square has as symbol a monument in form of Obelisk, erected in 1886, that commemorates the restoration of 1640 of the Independence of Portugal from Spain. In the pedestal of this monument there are two bronze images, representing the Victory and the Liberty.
The strong point of this Square is, undoubtedly, its architecture, with diverse buildings characteristic and historical buildings, such as the Foz Palace (currently a Tourist Office), the Orion Eden Hotel (ancient Eden cinema), the small bandstand, the elegant Avenue Palace Hotel, among many others, that render this Plaza a quite special charm, inherited since the 19th century, when it was a mandatory passage in the distinct bourgeois walks.